The Anita Mackey Papers cover her educational, professional and volunteer accomplishments. They are recorded in correspondence,
awards, memorabilia and other papers. Many slides and photos are part of this collection. The photos cover much of her personal
life. Included are also logs and film from her travels.
Anita Johnson Mackey is a Santa Barbara community leader and nationally recognized social service worker. As a licensed clinical
social worker, she worked for the Veteran's Administration for thirty years in three cities: Chicago, as the first African
American supervisor in social service; Los Angeles as the first African American supervisor there; and Santa Barbara as administrator
of the Social Work Service Office. Mrs. Mackey was born in Riverside, California as one of eight children. At the age of ten
she lost her mother and was raised by her father and an older sister. She received her early education in California. She
earned a B.A. in speech from the University of Redlands in 1937.
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