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CHARLOTTE ' Mama C' HILL O'NEAL - GEORGE JACKSON UNIVERSITY

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CHARLOTTE ' Mama C' HILL O'NEAL

she joined the Black Panther Party at age 18 – and married the then chairman of the KC chapter, Pete O’Neal, at the National BPP headquarters in Oakland, Calif.

Charlotte “Mama C” Hill O’Neal, a Black Panther and co-founder/director of the United African Alliance Community Center. Mama C is a world-class educator, community activist and improvisational jazz, blues, spoken word and visual artist.

Mama C performs to spark the spirit. Her work reveals the power of engaging activism and life from a place of self love.

After her husband Mzee(Elder) Pete O'Neal was targeted by the FBI Counter Intelligence Program(COINTELPRO), Mzee Pete and Mama C immigrated to Africa in 1971. In 1991 she and her husband, Mzee (Elder) Pete O’Neal, founded the United African Alliance Community Center just outside of Arusha, Tanzania. Her poetry and reflections are widely published, and she is the subject of numerous books, articles, and documentaries, including Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush,

the O’Neal family has continued to honoring their ancestral roots, as taught them as members of the Black Panther Party.

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