Mike O’Neal: A Black man of distinction
This story starts on June 8, 1959, in Meridian, Mississippi. Michael Douglas O’Neal was the fourth child and second male baby born to Onita and Rev. Eddie S. O’Neal. I write this story with thanks to both parents for the man they produced, but in great honor to Mother O’Neal, who raised Michael to be the man he is today — a Black man of distinction for every season.