Black Studies Program

The FSU Black Studies Program began with a prelimary offering of seven courses in six departments in the Spring Semester of 1969. Fred Flowers, chairman of the Afro-American Student Union, described the foundation of the program as important because, "the literature, art, history and overall culture of Black people should be fairly presented and evaluated the same as those of any other culture." (James Palcic, The History of The Black Student Union at Florida State University 1968-1978, p. 95)