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Carl Anthony was a leader in the Environmental Justice and Civil Rights Movement in the Bay Area from 1960 to 1999. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where his family was involved in production and consumer cooperatives. He attended Columbia University and received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1969. While at Columbia he became involved in the Civil Rights Movement and the Community Design Movement. From 1971 to 1979 he taught architecture and began researching the nineteenth century African-American experience at the University of California Berkeley. He was on the Board of Earth Island Institute in 1988 and founded the Urban Habitat Program in 1989. In this interview Anthony discusses the integration of social and environmental history, his work on urban environmentalism and sustainability, and thoughts on race, identity and poverty in the United States. This interview is part of a group of interviews documenting environmental justice and grassroots environmentalism in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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