FSU Black Alumni Speaker Series featuring
Dr. Shirley Green-Reese
On August 4th, the Black Alumni hosted “The Hidden Civil Rights Story of Dr. Shirley Green-Reese Hidden & Forgotten Behind Bars - 58 Years Ago - Justice Denied”.
The discussion featured Dr. Green-Reese's eye-opening story about being one of The Stockade Girls in 1963 held as prisoners for 60 days in unimaginable conditions.
Dr. Shirley Green-Reese received her Ph.D. from FSU in 1986 and was selected to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Education at Florida State University in 2020.
Thank you Dr. Shirley Green-Reese for sharing your powerful and inspiring message.
National Brunch Day
Alumni and Friends
Each year alumni around the country gather to partake in brunch on the same day at the same time. Florida State Black Alumni wear African prints, Black Culture attire or Seminole Pride attire to showcase their love and spirit for their heritage and alma mater.
2021 National Brunch Day
Black Alumni Summit
The Black Alumni Summit's Twenty20 Conference is a convening of innovative thinkers and leaders demonstrating the power of collaboration.
The FSU Black Alumni hosted the 2020 convening, which was held on February 28 & 29, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida. Sunday, March 30, 2020 was a day of Community Service.
To the black alumni at Florida State University who paved the say, words cannot express our gratitude. You opened so many doors for generations of students, and we are grateful. We recognize all of you as champions for learning, and we appreciate all that you have done and continue to do.
We thank you.
We honor you as academic ambassadors who have influenced growth and success for black students both on campus and in the world. Because of leaders like you, we have countless opportunities for learning. Importantly, we have a special place - the Black Student Union - a space dedicated to all who wish to access it and for all who deserve it.
We know that Florida State University would not be the exemplar of excellence in higher education that it is without your dedication, courage, and resilience as FSU's first black students.
Along with current students, generations of FSU Black Alumni honor all that you have gifted to FSU, and we celebrate your commitment and what it has meant to all of us over the years.