William G. Anderson

William G. Anderson

William G. Anderson [2]


Anderson was born in Alabama State University) in 1949, Anderson attended Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa, and received his certification in surgery.

Anderson served as associate dean of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, a clinical professor of osteopathic surgical specialties at Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine and was responsible for the development of osteopathic medical education programs for students, interns, and residents at Oakland General, Detroit Riverview, Macomb and St. John Hospitals (all of which would late merge into St. John Providence Health System).

Anderson is perhaps best known for his work in the Albany Movement.

Anderson took part in hundreds of civil rights marches and worked closely with Martin Luther King, Jr. He went to prison in December 1961, sent back to his hometown, on charges of an unlawful march, that in the view of him, King and others was a walk to hold prayers at city hall in Albany.[3]

Anderson is also a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

As of 2010, Anderson is the member of the Board of Directors at the Virginia campus of VCOM, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.[4]


  1. ^ "Anderson Member of the Board of Trustees". vcom.vt.edu Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Albany Movement Led by Anderson". georgiaencyclopedia.org New Georgia Encyclopedia, History & Archaeology. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  3. ^ Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 (Simon and Schuster, New York: 1988), p. 550-551
  4. ^ "Anderson Member of Board of Directors at VCOM". vcom.vt.edu. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 

External links

  • Virginia-CarolinasEdward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Michigan Health System