Photo of Pete and Charlotte O'Neal

Former Black Panther Mama Charlotte Hill O'Neal with her husband, Pete O'Neal (Photo: UAACC Web site)

Former Black Panther Mama Charlotte Hill O'Neal speaks at CSUEB on Feb. 14

  • February 7, 2013 5:00am

Former Black Panther Mama Charlotte Hill O'Neal will speak at Cal State East Bay at 10am on Thursday, February 14 in the Diversity Center.

Mama C is an accomplished poet, musician and founding director of Tanzania's United African Alliance Community Center (UAACC), a community-based organization which promotes community development in rural Africa. 

Four decades after leaving this country for exile in Tanzania, Mama C returns to share the inspirational story of how she and her husband's past as Black Panthers affects their work among the urban and village youth of East Africa and America. She will also show clips from her new documentary Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush.

She was also featured in A Panther in Africa, the award winning PBS documentary about the life, work and inspiration of Mama C's husband, Pete O'Neal, former Kansas City Black Panther leader and founder of UAACC.  Watch documentary.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact ASI Diversity Center at (510) 885-7069 or

Co-sponsored by ASI Diversity Center, the CSUEB Ethnic Studies Department and the CSUEB History Department.


California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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