New materials available in DigiNole highlight Integration statue.

A new set of photographs are now available in DigiNole: FSU’s Digital Repository. The photographs were taken from events at Heritage Day 2004, during which a statue celebrating integration was unveiled on campus. The digitized materials also include a program and newspaper clippings. Notable people depicted in the photographs include Doby Flowers, FSU’s first AfricanContinue reading “New materials available in DigiNole highlight Integration statue.”

The Year Without a Homecoming Queen

Serious drama began unfolding in October 1972 in the lead up to Florida State University’s homecoming week. As reported in the Florida Flambeau, students had an unconventional choice for Homecoming Queen: Ron Shank. Mr. Shank’s candidacy for homecoming queen stirred up plenty of controversy. Administrators balked. Rallies were held in his support. Lawyers were consulted. In responseContinue reading “The Year Without a Homecoming Queen”

FSU’s first Homecoming, 1948

Amidst all of Homecoming Week’s non-stop events, one doesn’t have time to think about the festivities of the past and their influence on the present.  FSU’s first Homecoming, celebrated over the weekend of December 3-4, 1948, boasted concerts, dances and dinners held by various organizations, skit night, Pow Wow, and a football game for studentsContinue reading “FSU’s first Homecoming, 1948”