Speaker - John O'Neal

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Since 1963, John O’Neal has been a leader in the field of artists working in community. His work as a writer, performer and director has taken him to audiences throughout North America, Europe and Africa. He is the founder and artistic director of Junebug Productions, the organizational successor to the Free Southern Theater of which O’Neal which he co-founded. O’Neal was a Field Secretary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and worked as an organizer with the United Church of Christ Committee for Racial Justice. O’Neal has authored twelve plays, several essays and poetry. He has numerous credits and has toured as Junebug Jabbo Jones, a character created by people involved in SNCC to symbolize the wisdom of common people. Since 1999, O’Neal’s main work has revolved around The Color Line Project, a community-based story collection project about the Civil Rights Movement.

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The Black Male: Re-Imagined

12.06.10 | 01:38:06 min | 3 comments