We are kicking off our celebration at the Integration Statues with a 1500-person human chain!
April 19, 2012 at 5:30pm
Participants are encouraged to begin checking in at 3:30pm near the Oglesby Union.
This chain will be divided into three branches, each representing the legacy of those pioneering individuals who paved the way for rich culture, diversity and opportunity on our campus. The three branches will represent: Maxwell Courtney (first African American graduate of FSU), Fred Flowers (first African American to wear an athletic uniform at FSU), and Doby Flowers (first African American homecoming princess); with the east spanning to Westcott, the south spanning to Woodward Ave/Jefferson St., and the west spanning to the medical school.
Once in place, we will pass three commemorative stones from the integration statue towards the three ends of campus to signify the importance of passing along the values of diversity and unity. This activity will be concluded with a reception and several student performances.
Unity and diversity is throughout the campus and flows through the campus. Join us as we celebrate the past, present and future of Integration at Florida State University.