Interview with William O'Neal

How did they treat you? When you, when you were relaxing with Mitchell, were there ever any other agents there? Did you get treated as a peer?


Not only was I treated, I had been to Mitchell's home, I have held his child in my hands, in my arms when he was one years old. I have been through the offices of the FBI wearing sneakers and a dirty t-shirt with Mitchell. I've rode around with him in his car during that time, three or four months after I became a Panther. I've eaten at his table, at his dinner table. We had a very, at one point, he was a role model for me, when I needed one. I mean, we had very few role models back then; we had Malcolm X, we had Martin Luther King, we had Muhammad Ali, and I had an FBI agent.