Anna Peña Hass, class of 1917

Anna Peña Hass was born in Providence, RI, but moved to Massachusetts at a young age. Engaged at the end of high school, and wishing to be married, Hass was persuaded by her mother to attend Pembroke for a few years before moving to Cuba with her husband. Upon leaving college, Anna slowly became involved with the Communist Party. She was eventually arrested and tried by the Supreme Court. The case resolved itself by 1957. Hass continued her political protesting, but eventually resigned to a quieter life running a bookstore.