Anderson, Anita (interviewee)
Interview with former UMass student, Anita Anderson, about her experiences on campus during 1968-1970, and her life as a musician and activist. Born in Springfield, Mass., Anderson came to UMass through her connection to Outward Bound and on a scholarship from the UMass Committee for the Collegiate Education of Black Students (CCEBS). She was a part of the black student community and general Black Pride movement, but was not overtly political or "militant." On a whim, Anderson left college during her sophomore year to pursue what would become a successful singing career in Los Angeles. Anderson worked with musicians such as Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, and Ray Charles, and got to travel the world as a singer. At the time of the interview, Anderson was producing a gospel album, and working as an HIV activist in her current hometown of Pittsfield, Mass.