A new study from criminology researchers at Florida State University reveals that a more diverse school board can lead to more equitable school punishment among black, white and Hispanic students. The team found that black and Hispanic students were more likely to be suspended in schools with larger minority populations. However, white students attending schools with larger […]
Students, faculty, alumni, and community members form a 1,500-person human chain representing the legacy of the individuals who paved the way for the rich culture, diversity, and opportunities that exist at Florida State University today. (April 19, 2012)
Unlike many other Southern universities, Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida opened its doors to black students in 1962 without violence or federal intervention. However, Florida State’s integration was not without challenges for these first students. Visit http://integration.fsu.edu to learn more about Florida State University’s integration.
2012 marks 50 years since the integration of FSU’s campus. In this episode of Issues in Education, The Florida State University President Dr. Eric Barron and WFSU-TV’s Suzanne Smith look at the past, present and the events planned to celebrate the occasion this month. Guests include Doby Flowers, FSU’s first African American homecoming queen; FSU […]
Kiaira McCoy reflects on the wonderful opportunities she has had at Florida State University thanks to the men and women who came before her to integrate FSU.
Edith Marie Boston Smith recalls her time at Florida State University at the Integration Statue dedication. She says one of her most vivid memories of campus were the streakers on campus. (recorded 2004)
Klara S. Hadley says one of her most vivid memories from her time at Florida State University is when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed. She talks about the feeling on campus during that time at the Integration Statue dedication. (recorded 2004)
Jonah Travick recalls his time at Florida State University at the Integration Statue dedication. He says he focused on academics but wishes he was more involved with the Black Student Union while on campus. (recorded 2004)
Carmena Green Bostic talks about her time at Florida State University at the Integration Statue dedication. She talks about her involvement at Florida State and her memories. (recorded 2004)
Carolyn Maultsby Underwood is a Florida State Alumnus who talks about her time at Florida State University at the Integration Statue dedication ceremony. (recorded 2004)