Andrew T. Huse
University of South Florida Libraries
Otis Anthony describes his childhood, education, and career. A native Tampan, Anthony's early education was in segregated schools. He came to USF in 1969, and was one of the first African American students to attend the university, where he was the chair of the black student union. An activist and community organizer, Anthony directed the Black History Research Project of Tampa in 1978. In the 1980s, he was the director of Tampa's Department of Solid Waste, and became the executive assistant to Mayor Sandy Freedman in 1987. Anthony became the director of diversity management for Polk County Schools in 2005. He also hosts a weekly show on WMNF 88.5 FM, a community radio station in Tampa.
African American civic leaders, Interviews, African American political activists, African Americans, History--Florida, Politics and government--Tampa (Fla.)
1 sound file (265 min.) and 1 transcript (119 p.)
African American civic leaders--Interviews; African American political activists--Interviews; African Americans--Florida; African Americans--History--Florida; Politics and government--Tampa (Fla.)
Interview conducted July 1, 2009, July 16, 2009, and July 24, 2009. Interviewed by Andrew T. Huse.
University of South Florida
Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida oral history project
Anthony, Otis R., "Otis Anthony Oral History Interview" (2009). Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project. 19.