Charlotte Hill O'Neal

Charlotte Hill O'Neal (born March 9, 1951[1]) is co-director of the United African-American Community Center, now called the United African Alliance Community Center (UAACC).[2] The UAACC was founded in 1991 by O'Neal and her husband, Pete, with the goal of empowering black urban and rural youth in Tanzania.[3] She and Pete have two children together, Malcolm and AnnWood "Stormy" O'Neal.[4]

Charlotte Hill O'Neal
Born (1951-03-09) March 9, 1951
Kansas City, Kansas, United States
ResidenceArusha, Tanzania
NationalityAmerican
Other namesMama C, Osotunde Fasuyi
OccupationCommunity Organizer, Artist, Author
Political partyBlack Panther Party
MovementBlack Power Movement
Spouse(s)Pete O'Neal

Early life and education

O'Neal is from Kansas City, Kansas,[5] where she became a member of the Kansas City chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1969.[6] She would marry the head of the chapter Pete O'Neal.[7]

Activism

At the age of 17, O'Neal became a member of the Kansas School of Human Dignity where she went around to churches and schools in the local community to speak about Black history.[6]

Other work

O'Neal is a published author with two books of poetry. Her first poetry book titled Warrior Woman of Peace was published in 2008[4] and features poems on her personal experiences as a woman and on the women who have impacted her life. Life Slices...a Taste of Magic was published in 2016.[8]

References

  1. "Those Left Behind" (PDF). jpanafrican.org. Retrieved 9 May 2019. She was born March 9th in Kansas City, Kansas in 1951
  2. Liberation, imagination, and the Black Panther Party : a new look at the Panthers and their legacy. Cleaver, Kathleen., Katsiaficas, George N., 1949-. New York: Routledge. 2001. ISBN 0415927838. OCLC 44573264.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. Gott, Patricia (2010). Volunteer to Empower. Norway, ME: PRGott Books. p. 30. ISBN 0984589821.
  4. O'Neal, Charlotte Hill (2008). Warrior Woman of Peace. Arusha, Tanzania: Independent Publisher.
  5. Kate., Coyer, (2007). The alternative media handbook. Dowmunt, Tony., Fountain, Alan. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415359658. OCLC 154677587.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  6. Ulrich, Ryan (Spring 2005). "Once a Panther, Always a Panther". MALS Quarterly: 23–24.
  7. Kambon, Malaika (April 5, 2013). "Charlotte Hill O'Neal – Mama C: Urban African spirit visits Laney, CSU Eastbay". sfbayview.com. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  8. Davis, Chanelle (2016). Life Slices...a Taste of Magic. Arusha, Tanzania: Independent Publisher. ISBN 9781532317323.


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