Taj Mahal '63
In October 2018, blues musician Taj Mahal ’63 visited UMass Amherst to attend the 100th Anniversary of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture's two-year program. A proud Stockbridge graduate, Mahal is still passionately interested in all aspects of agriculture. Born Henry Fredericks Jr., he adopted the stage name Taj Mahal in college as he became an active musician and personality on campus. He went on to a very successful career as a blues musician.