Delaware News

Former Black Panther to speak at Ohio Wesleyan

Ohio Wesleyan University will host a presentation March 19, by former Black Panther Charlotte "Mama" O'Neal.

The 7 p.m. program will be held in OWU's Bayley Room, on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The event is free and open to the public.

O'Neal and her husband, Pete O'Neal, live in Tanzania. They are featured in the award-winning PBS documentary, A Panther in Africa.

The O'Neals founded the United African Alliance Community Center in Arusha, Tanzania, to promote community development in rural Africa, and they also operate the Leaders of Tomorrow Children's Home.

The PBS program, part of the "Global Voices" programming, shares how the couple's history as Black Panthers affects their work among the urban and village youth of East Africa and America. OWU students spend time with the O'Neals when studying abroad as part of the OWU in Tanzania program.

For more about the OWU in Tanzania program, visit