Davis Houck

50 years later: FSU professor reflects on how MLK, RFK assassinations changed civil rights movement

In the midst of an eventful decade for the United States, 1968 proved to be one of the most tumultuous years in history. With the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. (April 4, 1968) and Robert F. Kennedy (June 5, 1968) occurring only two months apart, the civil rights movement experienced a drastic shift. As […]

JFK centennial celebration: FSU expert available to comment on legacy of Kennedy’s presidential rhectoric

The nation is preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. Born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Mass., Kennedy was the nation’s 35th president and the youngest ever elected to office. Florida State University Professor of Communication Davis Houck, an expert on presidential rhetoric, is available to comment on JFK’s history-making speeches […]

FSU scholar plays role in telling Emmett Till story at historic Mississippi courthouse

The work of Florida State University Professor Davis Houck has helped secure a $500,000 National Park Services grant for the Emmett Till Memorial Commission of Tallahatchie County, a project that seeks to preserve and examine the legacy of the young black boy whose gruesome murder in 1955 helped to catalyze the American civil rights movement.  […]

Expert Pitch: 2016 Presidential Election

Voters will cast their ballots in the 2016 Presidential race, and in several local and state races, on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. A group of Florida State University faculty experts are available to discuss various aspects of the campaigns and the election. VOTER BEHAVIOR AND TRENDS • Matthew Pietryka Assistant Professor of political science […]