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Florida A&M University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Historically black college founded 1887 as State Normal College for Colored Students. Changed 1909 to the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes, and later to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Location:
Tallahassee, FL

Founding Date:
3-Oct-1887

Team:
Rattlers

Enrollment:
12,800

Official Website:
http://www.famu.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Corrine Brown
Politician
11-Nov-1946   Congresswoman, Florida 3rd
Vince Coleman
Baseball
22-Sep-1960   St. Louis Cardinal, base stealer
Althea Gibson
Tennis
25-Aug-1927 28-Sep-2003 First black woman to win Wimbledon
Al Green
Politician
1-Sep-1947   Congressman, Texas 9th
Alcee Hastings
Politician
5-Sep-1936   Congressman, Florida 23rd
Bob Hayes
Football
20-Dec-1942 18-Sep-2002 Sprinter, Cowboy, NFH Hall-of-Famer
Frederick S. Humphries
Business
c. 1935   Former President, Florida A&M University
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
Actor
13-Oct-1962   Tonya Baxter on That's So Raven
Kwame Kilpatrick
Politician
8-Jun-1970   Mayor of Detroit, 2002-08
Meadowlark Lemon
Basketball
25-Apr-1932   Harlem Globetrotter
Carrie P. Meek
Politician
29-Apr-1926   Congresswoman from Florida, 1993-2003
Kendrick Meek
Politician
6-Sep-1966   Congressman from Florida, 2003-11
David Scott
Politician
27-Jun-1946   Congressman, Georgia 13th
Daniel Sunjata
Actor
30-Dec-1971   Franco Rivera on Rescue Me
Meshach Taylor
Actor
11-Apr-1947   Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women
Dorothy A. Terrell
Business
12-Jun-1945   VP at NMS Communications, 1998-2002
John W. Thompson
Business
24-Apr-1949   Ex-CEO of Symantec

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frederick S. Humphries
Business
c. 1935   Former President, Florida A&M University
Carrie P. Meek
Politician
29-Apr-1926   Congresswoman from Florida, 1993-2003

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alberto Cardenas
Government
3-Jan-1948   Washington lobbyist
Frederick S. Humphries
Business
c. 1935   Former President, Florida A&M University

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jake Gaither
Football
11-Apr-1903 18-Feb-1994 Head Coach, Florida A&M, 1945-69


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