Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project

Title

Otis Anthony

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Interviewer

Huse, Andrew T.

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

1979-07-24

Publication Date

9-3-2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords

African American civic leaders, Interviews, African American political activists, African Americans, History--Florida, Politics and government--Tampa (Fla.)

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1 sound file (265 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

African American civic leaders--Interviews; African American political activists--Interviews; African Americans--Florida; African Americans--History--Florida; Politics and government--Tampa (Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Notes

Interview conducted July 1, 2009, July 16, 2009, and July 24, 2009. Interviewed by Andrew T. Huse.

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida oral history project

Identifier

A31-00087

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