FAMU holds Black History Town Hall

By: Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 7, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- FAMU held a Black History Town Hall Thursday morning in Lee Hall Auditorium. The theme was "400 Years of Black History."

Conversations during the panel discussion included a variety of topics such as Black history over the last 400 years, immigration, the relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and voting.

"The black political process operates in both formal and informal ways. So, we got to get out and vote, but also play a role in our community. Understanding that it's not going to be a top down approach. It's got to be a bottom up approach," said Dr. Darius Young, one of the panelists.

The panelists were:

  • Daria Dockery, Junior, African-American Studies Major
  • Reginald Ellis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History
  • Tiffany Packer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History
  • Bill Proctor, Leon County Commissioner
  • Darius Yong, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History

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