Florida State University to commemorate 60th anniversary of integration

Florida State University is celebrating the 60th anniversary of FSU’s integration with two events that recognize the milestones of past students and discuss the impact of integration on its campuses. The 60th Anniversary of Integration Recognition Ceremony explores FSU’s history through the lens of integration and inclusion and will take place at the Integration Statue. Following […]

FSU researchers find school board diversity reduces school suspensions

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 […]

50 Years of Integration: Florida State University 1962-2012

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 to learn more about Florida State University’s integration.

50th Anniversary of FSU Integration | Issues in Education (April 2012)

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 […]

Klara S. Hadley

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

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)