Interview with William O'Neal

Can I just interrupt you here, and start that part about joining the Panther Party, but tell me again how old you were and that it, got heated, that it was an FBI agent.


I think I was about nineteen, eighteen, nineteen years old, and the FBI agent's name was Roy Mitchell, and, um, called me up on the phone and, and, and recanted the crime, pretty much. I tried to deny it, but he had the evidence and he said basically it was no problem, that we could work it out, that I wasn't in any serious problems that he couldn't deal with. And a few months, three mo--three months maybe passed before he asked me to join the Black Panther Party.