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

Pete and Charlotte O'Neal

Pete and Charlotte O'Neal

  • 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.


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