Friday, February 3, 2012

Black History Month - The Black Panther Party

Black History Month - Pt 1
Day 3
Pete O’Neal was chairman of the Kansas City chapter of the Black Panther Party. On Oct 30, 1969 he was arrested for the transporting of a gun across state lines (under a law implemented only two weeks prior to his arrest). He fled to Algeria a year later and then to Tanzania where he still lives in exile.

Together with his wife, Charlotte, he is the co-founder of the United African Alliance Community Center (UAACC) in the village of Imbaseni, near the northern city of Arusha, Tanzania. The UAACC is a center focusing on healing the community by providing a diverse array of free art, music, film and other classes to members of the community.

His life and exile in Tanzania is the subject of the documentary 'A Panther in Africa'
 Part 1

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