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Black Panther in Exile: The Pete O'Neal Story

Paul J. Magnarella


In the tumultuous year after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, 29-year-old Pete O’Neal became inspired by reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X and founded the Kansas City branch of the Black Panther Party (BPP). The same year, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declared the BPP was the “greatest threat to the internal security of the country.” This book is the gripping story of O’Neal, one of the influential members of the movement, who now lives in Africa—unable to return to the United States but refusing to renounce his past. Arrested in 1969 and convicted for transporting a shotgun across ... More

Keywords: Pete O’Neal, Black Panther Party, COINTELPRO, Black activists, Fred Hampton, FBI

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066394
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066394.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul J. Magnarella, author
University of Florida