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FSU expert available to discuss new evidence in the lynching of Emmett Till

Davis Houck, the Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the Florida State University College of Communication and Information and one of the nation’s leading experts on the lynching of Emmett Till, is available to discuss the new evidence uncovered in the case. The new evidence is a warrant issued 67 years ago for […]

Ni’A Landon

Motivated by her passion for servant leadership, Florida State University senior Ni’A Landon’s college career has centered on making campus a more inclusive and equitable environment for students of color. A public relations major with a minor in business and multicultural marketing communications, Landon has used her education and professional experience within the advertising industry to lead diversity panels within FSU’s School of Communication to […]

Fannie Lou Hamer documentary inspired by FSU professor’s research to make national premiere on PBS

 A documentary telling the story of Fannie Lou Hamer will make its national debut on PBS thanks to the contributions of a Florida State University professor, alumni and students. “Fannie Lou Hamer’s America” will launch the landmark 10th season of America ReFramed with a special presentation on PBS at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday, Feb. […]

FSU presents inaugural Emmett Till Archives Lecture

Two of the nation’s foremost experts on the legacy of Emmett Till will be the featured speakers at Florida State University’s inaugural Emmett Till Archives Lecture Thursday. Filmmaker and producer Keith Beauchamp and writer Devery Anderson will discuss their work on the history of the Emmett Till case and their most recent projects with Davis […]

FSU Libraries, School of Communication form partnership with West Tallahatchie School District

Florida State University Libraries and the School of Communication have formed a partnership with the West Tallahatchie School District in Tallahatchie County Mississippi. The partnership involves teaching the history of the Emmett Till case using primary source documents from the digitized Till Archives in FSU’s Special Collections. Students attending West Tallahatchie High School (WTHS) will […]

Two FSU alumni team up on film shown at Sundance Film Festival

Two Florida State University graduates are attending the renowned Sundance Film Festival, the largest showcase of independent films in the country, to participate in the premiere of a film they both worked on. Film editor Joy Elaine Davenport and videographer Pablo Correa, both graduates of FSU’s School of Communication, collaborated on the film “I Snuck […]

FSU professor offers expertise on project honoring civil rights icon

Davis W. Houck, Florida State University’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies, is offering his expertise to help guide the production of a new documentary and curriculum about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Houck, whose research interests include the Black Freedom Movement, is teaming up with Tougaloo College in Mississippi and the Kellogg […]

FSU researchers find plus-size fashion models help improve women’s psychological health

A new study by Florida State University researchers reveals women are more likely to pay attention to and remember average and plus-size models in the media compared to thin models. Women also experience enhanced psychological health after viewing plus-size models, according to the study published this week in the journal Communication Monographs. Russell Clayton, assistant […]