FSU Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Integration

Today marks the 50th anniversary of racial integration at Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee.

In 1965, Maxwell Courtney became the first African-American to graduate from FSU.

In 1965, Maxwell Courtney became the first African-American to graduate from FSU.

In 1970, Doby Flowers became the first African-American women elected Homecoming Queen at FSU.

In 1970, Doby Flowers became the first African-American women elected Homecoming Queen at FSU.

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4 thoughts on “FSU Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Integration

  1. I was also at the celebration at Florida State it was an amazing experience. Definitely something I will always remember.

  2. Given that my freshman year was 1981, the racial integration of FSU was pretty seamless by the time I set foot on the red clay of Tallahassee. Race was not an issue for me on campus.

    The color of one’s skin did not matter,
    as long as it was not orange & blue !

    Go Noles !

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