Sunday, March 02, 2008

Charlotte O'Neal - Quilter, Poet Touring the US

Sistah Quilter from Kansas City and Tanzania - Charlotte Hill O'Neal is in the United States touring to promote the Aaron Matthews film "A Panther in Africa." You may have seen the film on 2004 the PBS POV program. "A Panther in Africa" is the story of Charlotte's husband, Pete O'Neal. From the film's website:
On October 30, 1969, Pete O'Neal, a young Black Panther in Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested for transporting a gun across state lines. One year later, O'Neal fled the charge, and for over 30 years, he has lived in Tanzania, one of the last American exiles from an era when activists considered themselves at war with the U.S. government. Today, this community organizer confronts very different challenges and finds himself living between two worlds - America and Africa, his radical past and his uncertain future.
Charlotte is a dear woman - and incredible artist! She's in the USA touring with the film as well as signing her new 89-page book of poetry, Warrior Woman of Peace. It's available on for just over $10. To meet her in person, look for her in your city listed below. Enjoy!
  • March 4 – 7 Hamilton College, New York
  • March 7 She Art exhibit – Robert Frazier Gallery, Kansas City
  • March 11 – 14 Ashe Cultural Center & other places, New Orleans
  • March 15 Coppin Academy, Baltimore, MD
  • March 18 Warrior Woman of Peace, book launch Robert Frazier Gallery, KC
  • March 20 – 22 Portland, OR
  • March 23 – 30 Atlanta, GA
  • April 1 – 4 Washington Lexington High School, Seattle
  • April 4 – 8 East Side Arts Alliance, Oakland, CA

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