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& M UNIVERSITY
Published by the Undergraduates of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University,
"Man's greatest triumph," Bertrand Russell declares, in A
Freeman's Worship, "is the achievement of stability and inner
repose in a world of shifting threats and terrifying change."
Echoing the idea of Russell and emphasizing an existing
instability, a lack of repose, shifting threats and indeed terri-
fying changes in the world today, a great American spoke
these words in his inaugural address January 20, 1961.
Now the trumpet summons
burden of a long twilight
rejoicing in hope, patient
against the common enemies
disease and war itself .
cans: ask not what your country
you can do for your country."
From the glistening white
headed on the East
summon the nation to
overcoming the tyran
ease, and war itself,"
his body, carried
same portico was
hillside in Arlington,
his countrymen the
courage, wisdom, of
us again to bear the
struggle year in and year out,
in tribulation-a struggle
of man: tyranny, poverty,
and so my fellow Ameri-
can do for you-ask what
day when he stood bare-
-- portico of the capitol to
I share in the work of
nies of "poverty, dis-
to the moment when
down the steps of that
finally laid to rest on a
John F. Kennedy gave
best he possessed of
In recognition of these attributes-it is
with profound gratitude and sincere humility
that "Rattler 64" is dedicated to the memo-
ries, beliefs, and achievements of John Fitz-
gerald Kennedy-35th President of the
Head ............... 10
ADMINISTRATION ........................... 12
ACADEMIC DEANS ........................... 22
DEPARTMENT HEADS AND FACULTIES ...... 24
Heart ...... . . 47
ACADEM ICS .................................. 48
CLASSES .......................... ........... 102
HOMECOMING .. ............................ 193
LYCEUM SERIES ............................. 206
RATTLER CITATIONS ........................ 192
"MARCHING 100" ............................. 210
UNIVERSITY ADVISORY COUNCIL ........... 219
Hand . .. . . 220
ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANTS ............... 222
RELATED SERVICE STAFFS .................. 224
STUDENT UNION ............................ 226
Field ............... 22
ALUMNI .................................... 230
ATHLETICS .................................. 232
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND THANKS ......... 244
IN D E X ...................................... 245
S. institution of higher learning established under the first
Morrill Act, which granted public lands to the states for the
establishment of colleges that would "promote the liberal and
practical education of the industrial classes in the several
pursuits and professions of life."
... institution of higher education which has a liberal arts
college, offers a program of graduate study; has two or more
professional schools and is empowered to confer degrees in
various fields of study.
... College of love and charity
We gather 'round thy noble shrine;
We lift our voice in praise to thee
And ask a blessing all divine...
FAM-U! FAM-U! FAM-U! I LOVE THEE.
HEART A AN u HAND O
A & M University
THE EDITOR'S COMMENTS
"Rattler '64" depicts some of the events, facts and
developments at FAMU during the 1963-64 school year
in a world that has changed more in this annual's
thirteen years of publication than in all the centuries
that have gone before. We have striven to describe some
of the feelings which are experienced by every college
student as he lays the final foundations in preparation
for the challenging future. We, the Rattler Staff, do not
intend for this narrative in pictures and thoughts to be
associated exclusively with one year alone, but it may
be considered representative of FAMU in any year.
International, national, state and local events were
looked upon with much concern by FAMU. Especially
is this time with reference to the fights for civil rights
waged by minority groups everywhere and in which
FAMUans played an important role. Not always were
individuals involved in agreement with the means used
to secure the ends, but all were moving toward the
same goal. Many great events and a host of minor
events are recorded in word and picture in "Rattler '64."
Through the initial plans, the many pictures, copy,
typing, art work, and proofing, to the final days of tense
waiting, "Rattler '64" became a part of us. We have
lived it day in and day out, but enjoying every minute
so that we could retain for prosperity and present to
you now, the story of FAMU, 1964.
Well, here you have it at long last-the 1963-64 edition
of the Rattler. The staff has worked indefatigably to
make it what it should be. However, a brain child is a
long time a-borning and an even longer time growing
up. And the final product is rarely what the dream en-
visioned even so clearly. Nevertheless, we hope that
you will derive from your Rattler many happy hours
re-living the many events herein recaptured; even more,
that as time goes by and memories mellow, you will
finger through these pages and rededicate yourselves to
the head, the heart, the hand and the field that are
... From the desk of the
of Florida -
A & M University
During 1963-64, our scholars, the Rattlers, the Marching 100,
Bob Hayes, the Playmakers, other groups, and a host of individ-
uals have held high the fair name of Alma Mater. However, as
we begin the fourth quarter of a century of existence, many new
challenges loom on the horizon. Although FAMU's history has
been illustrious, it is the future that is truly challenging; for the
changing social pattern is making new and complex demands on
FAMU, and FAMU will have to adjust and revise its entire pro-
gram if it is to be in a position to compete.
The 1964 Rattler is a pictorial presentation of some of the major
events of the year now drawing to a close. As they become mem-
ories, we are making plans for a bigger and better FAMU. What
we become in the future depends on what each of us is willing
to do. For though the future is bright with promise and the prom-
ise is almost limitless, it will take the loyal support of every son
and daughter if FAMU is to assume her rightful role in the aca-
The Rattler is dedicated this year to a brave and courageous
man, not only a man who dreamed dreams but one who trans-
lated those dreams into positive action. For us he has set the ex-
ample; we will do well to keep ever before us his shining image
of unshakable confidence and forthright, undeviating leadership.
Let us, too, move forward eagerly, confidently, and, above all,
girded with the arms of preparation as we pour forth our un-
stinting support to Alma Mater that she may make her unique
contribution in the days that are to come.
DR. GEORGE W. GORE, JR.
Science may one day invent a machine which can be created and set in motion and left to run
alone until eternity with no later adjustments being necessary to keep it in smooth running order,
but that day has not yet come. A university is not a machine, but as in the case of the mechanical
device, the creators of a university can not found one and then stand off to admire their handi-
work. The job is never completed. Behind the seemingly smooth hearts and placid surface of
"university affairs," there are many heads, hearts and hands responsible for the manipulation of
the delicate and intricate machinery which makes the university what it is. The work of these
heads, hearts, and hands, called for convenience's sake administration, is like the action of a machine
where pressing of a button sets in motion a chain reaction. The legislature presses the button; the
spark moves from the legislature to the Board of Control, to the President, to the Deans, to the
Department Heads, and on to the faculties. Before the cycle is completed, the current has reached
and taxed the mental and physical resources of many persons-directors, counselors, and advisors-
who give of themselves unstintingly for the student's welfare.
Forever planning and thinking to try to secure the best for the people who make the univer-
sity, these are the heads which guide and direct and set the machine in motion. From them the
flame moves on to the students, where, if the machinery really works, the young men and women
of the university are enabled to learn to live better in the world which they must inhabit. Under
such conditions, which are conducive to learning, they can learn to live productive lives as educated
State Board of Education
FARRIS BRYANT, Chairman
Secretary of State
RICHARD W. ERVIN, JR.
J. EDWIN LARSON
THOMAS D. BAILEY, Secretary
State Superintendant of Public Instruction
Board of Control
BAYA M. HARRISON, JR., Chairman
FRANK M. BUCHANAN, Vice Chairman
WAYNE C. McCALL D.D.S.
CHESTER E. WHITTLE
CHARLES R. FORMAN
GERT H. W. SCHMIDT
JOHN C. PACE
J. BROWARD CULPEPPER
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. seat of administration
. the master key that winds FAMU up and sets her ticking. Here the president and his ad-
ministrative assistants evolve and set into motion the plans that become the complex known as
FAMU. Here, too, is the splendid Lee Hall Auditorium, the center of FAMU's cultural activi-
ties. And here, too, is the magnificent FAMU pipe organ, one of the finest in the entire South.
George W. Gore, Jr.
President of the University
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J. R. E. Lee, Jr.
Vice President in Charge of University Affairs
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H. Manning Efferson
Dean of the University
H. R. Partridge
Edwin M. Thorpe
Director of Admissions and Records
Edwin F. Norwood
Co-ordinator of University of Field
Thelma T. Gorham
Director of Public Relations
A. L. Kidd
Director of Institutional Studies
J. Luther Thomas
Director of Libraries
Two members of the Art Department receive con-
gratulatory remarks from the president at the an-
nual faculty Art Exhibition Feb. 16, 1964.
Ernest L. O'Rourke
Director of Food Services
William P. Foster
Director of Bands
Alonzo S. Gaither
Director of Athletics
Matthew H. Estaras
Principal, Demonstration School
Recently assigned ROTC personnel compare geo-
graphical location during previous duty assignments.
Lt. Col. Albert J. Parker
Director, Department of Military
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M. G. Miles
Dean of Students
S... Farewell party for Dean Calhoun.
Miss Edna M. Calhoun, former dean of women at FAMU opens
one of the gifts presented at a "farewell" fete in Wheatley Hall,
senior girls' dormitory. The occasion was Miss Calhoun's last
week on campus prior to leaving to assume a similar position
at Howard University, Washington, D.C. Looking on as Dean
Calhoun similingly admires the gift are left to right: Barbara
Jean Seniors, Martha Reese, and Dorothy Kelly.
Edna M. Calhoun
Dean of Women
Annie L. Cooper
Acting Dean of Women
Warren H. Shirley
Dean of Men
Director of Student Activities
Administrators and staff members in action.
Mahlon C. Rhaney, Dean, Thomas Miller Jenkins, Dean,
College of Arts and Sciences College of Law
Leander J. Shaw, Dean, Melvin O. Alston, Dean,
Graduate School School of Education
Murphy D. Jenkins Eunice J. Burgess
Dean, School of Pharmacy Dean, School of Nursing
C. E. Walker M. S. Thomas
Dean, School of Agriculture and Dean, Vocational Technical Institute
Agriculture and Home Economics, integral
components of the educational structure at
FAMU, are combined into one School from
which come students trained in the operation and
management of farm enterprises, good home-
makers, dietitians, designers, wise consumers,
and teachers for secondary schools. Many stu-
dents from this School have found fruitful and
useful careers not only in local communities, but
also with the Armed Forces and the Peace Corps.
Agricultural Science-Nathaniel Saylor, Chairman, Wilbur
L. Bates, Clarice J. Young, Secretary; Ollie M. Bowman,
Timothy T. Lewis, and Lee E. Evans.
gricul.tural Technology-Standing. Clarence B. Owen!i;.
WVilliam E\erett, \Vilbur 0. M.ack, George \\. C-inolI,.
Seated: NMargalet A. Cramii. ,ecietair\ 'altei L. Jo-hns.!i
Llia i i a Ii.
Horrie Economitics-Standiiliin. Nath!e J. icCloid. SSecl-
tary: Enimia L. Kittles. NIodeste B DLircaii GeCeiire\ie
\. Thorna, Carrie Nlae G. Marq ss. Seated. F ance-
M. King, Clinita A. Ford, Chairman.
Arts and Sciences
Art and Ceramics
To provide a balance and proportion in the curricula
of a university, there must be courses which can no
longer be regarded as a cultural veneer applied over
an otherwise practical education. Art as a cultural in-
terest and an integral part of industry has come into
its own as a vital component of life. So it is at FAMU.
Course offerings in the Department of Art prepare
trained artists for interpretation and instruction in vis-
ual arts, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ce-
ramics, and many phases of creative activity. The habit
of creative research developed in art study has proved
to be a practical aid in many careers not usually as-
sociated with art. For this reason, many students in
Arthur R. Berry, Gerald
Seated: Daisy McKinney.
other areas turn to the Art Department for the special
training and assistance which may be found there. Ex-
hibits by students, members of the faculty, and other
artists outside the local community contribute to the
student's wealth of experience. Realizing the value of
personal expression in a standardized society, the Art
Department seeks to encourage students to try their
hands at creative art in some form and to train their
minds in art appreciation. Thus, the program of the
department is designed to train students to become
creative and versatile persons who can serve as pro-
ductive members of their profession and in the cul-
tural life of their communities.
F. Hooper, Chairman; John Arterbery, Hobie Williams, Amos White, IV.
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E. Earl Ware, Chairman
Edna D. Jackson, Hubert B. Clark, Eva B. Landers, and Frissell R. Hunter
NOT SHOWN: Doretha S. Mungen
Today's world is a world of science, and the science of
biology is not the least among them. This fact is vividly ap-
preciated when a student majoring in biology, through his
work in the department, comes to the realization of the
correlative existence of biology with other natural sciences
and the importance of his major in the preparation for var-
ious careers. Many students of biology follow the pathway
to m:dIcine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, optom-
etry, or medical technology. Others enter into teaching in
secondary schools, or, after advanced preparation, in col-
leges and universities; others seek fulfillment in high re-
search positions. Whatever the choice, they cannot pass suc-
cessfully through the Department of Biology without gain-
ing a knowledge and appreciation of their position in the
universe in relationship to other organisms.
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Seated: Lillian C. Hines, Evelyn D. Van Wright, Sybil L. Mobley, Standing: Guy L. Darnell, Jr., Pollie W. Fears,
Evelyn Hodges and Robert E. Hammond. NOT SHOWN: Irene V. Mandexter, Evelyn R. Greene.
Do you anticipate becoming a business tycoon, an hum-
ble accountant, or a glamorous secretary? The Depart-
ment of Business at FAMU offers three curricula, two
leading to the B.A. degree in Accounting and in Business
Administration; and one curriculum leading to the B.S.
degree in Business Education and secretarial training.
The program is designed to furnish Business majors with
the facts necessary to a clear understanding of our eco-
nomic life, and appreciation of intrinsic and extrinsic
values of life in general, and the importance and function
of business as it relates to our national economy.
Lucy Rose Adams
Science is practical common sense; it is logic,
it is imagination; it is precision. It is the study
of the composition of matter and the trans-
Sformation it undergoes. To produce the material
objects of the present day civilization, the service
of chemists are needed. To change raw ma-
terials into finished products and to invent and
develop new products are the tasks of the
a chemist. A student who enjoys studying the
Knowledge man has gained of the world about
him so that he may use it to benefit man in the
world he lives in may find expression for his
N talent and interest in the Department of Chemis-
try here at FAMU.
Seated: Barbara Daye; Lonnye Adams, Secretary; Stand-
ing: Walter H. Ellis, Chairman; Lewis Allen, George
Physics is a highly developed quanti-
tative science in which the scientific
method is absolutely necessary. Here the --
successful student requires both a highly
developed intuition and an ability to
shape his intuitive ideas into a mathe-
matically scientific design. In physics
natural laws and hypotheses are formed;
experimental results are predicted, and
experiments are devised which demand
the development of new theories. The
Department of Physics offers a program
of study designed to meet the urgent
need for physicists in industry, in gov-
ernmental laboratories, in research in-
stitutes, and in secondary education.
Herbert W. Jones, Joseph St. Amand
When a student majors in economics, he
finds himself armed with an understanding
of the economic system under which he
lives so that he may lead an intelligent civic
and industrial life. Study in economics may
well be combined with work in related
fields to provide a wider foundation of use-
ful knowledge that will lead to careers be-
yond the original discipline. Study in eco-
nomics combined with work in history and
geography can give a student a good pre-
legal background. Persons interested in so-
cial service can be materially assisted by
a proper selection of economic courses.
Students seeking advanced degrees in
economics in preparation for careers as col-
lege teachers or as specialists who work in
underprivileged areas may seek inspiration
and guidance from teachers in this depart-
ment who themselves have studied the
problems of such areas or who have had
actual experience working in such countries.
A comparatively new department at
FAMU, Economics is designed to provide
training for teaching careers, for junior po-
sitions in business, labor and governmental
organizations, and to develop in the student
an understanding of his responsibility as a
member of a changing social and industrial
Henry E. Finley
Whether the student wishes to express himself
as a playwright, actor, or director by creating a
character and placing him in action upon the stage
or whether he wishes to use his skills and knowl-
edge in helping persons in need of speech and hear-
ing therapy, he may find the training and inspira-
tion he requires in the Department of Speech. Here
are offered programs covering all phases of the
theatre: acting, directing, designing, playwriting,
history of the theatre, and the technical skills of
building sets, painting scenes, and lighting the
stage. Here, too, one may be trained to become a
speech therapist to take advantage of the many
opportunities open to persons who are capable of
offering speech training to others.
Seated: Seated left to right: Sandra Will:ams; S. R. Edmonds, chair-
man; Irene Edmonds; Standing: H. M. Boulware, speech correction.
The English Department assumes three responsibilities
in the educational program at FAMU. By means of offer-
ings in composition and literature the department seeks
to develop in students the language skills necessary for
intelligent communication. In addition to providing to
prospective teachers of English, information and training
requisite to professional competence, the department
offers to the major a foundation of information and
knowledge and techniques which will enable him to pur-
sue graduate study successfully in English, library serv-
ice, education, journalism, drama, speech, history, for-
eign languages, law, philosophy, and related areas. In
short, one who completes successfully a major in English
has a background which equips him to occupy a position,
in industry or in business, which demands a person who
can read, think, and express himself intelligently.
Seated: Bernice A. Reeves, Annette P. Thorpe, Oswald Lampkins, Sadie Gaither, Annie B. Ferrell, Secretary; Robbie Carson, and
Maurice Y. Brown. Standing: Gloria Mason, Velma Morgan, Charles Mason, Emma Blake, and Johnnie F. Blake.
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Left to right: Elsie M. Eaton, Roselle Roberts,
Emily Copeland, Margaret B. Jones, Lillian C.
Persons who have a genuine inter-
est in people and in books should find
library service a professionally stimu-
lating and rewarding career. Although
the courses in the Department of Li-
brary Service are designed primarily
for those who desire to certify for
library service, its curriculum includes
courses for those desiring semi-
professional positions in college and
the key to understanding and
friendship. The ability to communi-
cate in another man's language is the
key to a true understanding of the
man. The knowledge of a foreign
language is the bridge that brings
about the realization that, in the final
analysis, human beings are what they
are despite differences in culture and
At FAMU the Department of For-
eign Languages offers majors and
minors in French and Spanish, and a
minor in German. The addition of a
major in German and of basic
courses in Latin are among the many
plans that may soon be realized.
Seated left to right: Melvin O. Eubanks, Annette E. Peek, Leroy Woodson, Chair-
man; Standing: Walter C. Jackson, Carl F. Henderson, and Robert Warren, Jr.
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Seated left to right: Leedell Neyland, James S. Galloway, Frances Stafford, Albert S. Parks; standing: Mose Pleasure, James Eaton,
Edward Johnson, Joseph Jones.
History and Geography
"He who does not learn history is condemned to relive
-it." In a world of conflicting beliefs and "isms," history
can provide an appreciation for all people and their con-
tributions to civilization and can instill a sense of aware-
ness of an interest in the forces at work in the world today.
A knowledge of geography can help one to know and
Understand physical conditions of the land and waters-
how the land and waters were formed, what grows there,
what wild and domestic animals are native to them, what
people inhabit the land, and what use is made of the land
and waters. Students of history and geography find their
work of extreme significance because they are exposed to
a meaningful and useful organization and presentation of
human experience which should give them a clear under-
standing of the origin and development of their own culture
and institutions, and appreciation of the ideals of the demo-
cratic way of life and an adequate orientation to the wider
world in which they live.
John W. Riley
Philosophy and Religion
Mathematics is no longer a science concerned merely with the basic
functions once known to it-but, using the same tools, with wider appli-
cation, it has expanded its usefulness to electronics, jet aircraft design,
guided missiles, atomic energy plants, and automatic controls. Govern-
ment finds more and more use for the trained mathematician as nations
expand their exploration into outer space and seek to find ways of living
with other nations in the universe. Realizing the immense importance
of the role played by the mathematician in the world today, the Depart-
ment of Mathematics seeks to train prospective teachers of mathematics
to meet the challenges of everyday mathematical needs which now go
beyond the ordinary and the usual-to fulfill their obligations to spread
existing knowledge and to strive to extend that knowledge beyond its
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Seated left to right: Gladys Jones, Israel I. Glover, Chairman; G.orgina A. Herron, Secretary; Standing: Willie Roberts, L. Beatrice
Clarke, Os:efield Anderson, Evelyn M. Kidd, Melvin R. Kyler.
Left to right: Albert J. Parker, Jesse Johnson.
Albert J. Parker, Lt. Col., Professor
Jesse Johnson, Maj., Executive officer
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Cephus S. Rhodes, Capt., Adjutant
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Leroy Stephens, Capt., Operation Officer
Assistant Professor of Military Science
George R. Robinson, Capt., Supply Officer
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Richard Chandler, Jr., Capt. Intelligence Of
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Abram Bellamy, S.F.S.
Assistant Instructor Miliary Science
Elijah Tinsley, Jr., S.F.C.
Assistant Instructor Military Science
Baron D. Gray, Sgt., Armory Sergeant
Since 1950 the Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps has supplied the
Army with officers for the Signal, Chemical, Infantry, Artillery, Ordinance,
Army Intelligence, Medical Service Corps, military police and quarter-
master corps from FAMU. Military leadership is stressed by instruction
in courses necessary to produce good army officers. The advanced course
offered during the junior and senior years, is concerned with specializing
the cadet in one of the branches mentioned previously, and upon gradua-
tion and the completion of four years of military science, the cadet is
commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. The Department of Military Science
at FAMU believes that "For better times we need better men." But
"while we pray for better times in the world, we must work unceasingly
to become the better men who can bring peace and prosperity and sanity
to a disturbed world. This is our ideal; this is our challenge; this is our
"The basis of training is knowledge, its aim is ability to. act. What the
theory of military education demands, therefore, is not learned minds, but
trained minds. The basic elements of this kind of military training in lead-
ership is critical thought and intellectual flexibility". This, too, is our
Left to right: Abram Bellamy, Cephus S. Rhodes.
Left to right: Elijah Tinsley, Jr., George R. Robinson; Seated:
Baron D. Gray
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The letter M may begin many words,
but here at FAMU. not the least of these
is the word music. Music here applies to
the sounds coming from many points on
the campus. From one side of Band Hall
come the high birdlike notes of sweet
voiced sopranos and the lower tones of
the contraltos, the tenors and the basses.
From across the street come the wailing
and rumbling notes of low-throated wood-
winds and brasses and the beat of percus-
sion instruments. From Lee Auditorium
the sonorous tones of the organ peal forth,
and from Bragg Stadium or the practice
field, one can hear the spirited beat of the
Marching 100. Put all these sounds to-
gether, and here one will find the organi-
zations which seek to enhance the cul-
tural and aesthetic life of the University
in a way that only music can do. This is
music at FAMU.
William P. Foster
Seated: Charlotte E. Giles, Mary A. Roberts, Alma E. Brooks, Rebecca W. Steele, Jonnie V. Lee; stand-
ing: Charles S. Bing, Leonard C. Bowie, Thomas E. Lyle, Dorothy L. Williams, Secretary; Samuel A.
Floyd, Wayman D. Mickens, Frank Perry, Ruffle London, and Curtis King.
As one of the behavioral sciences,
Activities in an effort to understand
man's motivations and to predict his
probable reactions. In other words, the
psychologist seeks to know the why's
and wherefore's in an effort to predict
rees uate curricula in psychology are de-
signed for students who desire a sound
background as a major in anticipation
Left to right: Joseph C. Awkard, Chairman; Aubrey M. Perry, Marilyn of professional study and work, and for
Arterbery, James L. Byrd. NOT SHOWN: Gwendolyn Glover. those who wish fundamental under-
standings of human behavior as a sup-
plemenrt to other major courses of study.
Sociology is a science that relates to man
in his environment. By gaining an understand-
ing of himself and others, man is better able
to adjust to the demands of a complex society.
The study of sociology is therefore of pri-
mary importance in the preparation for citi-
zenship in a world of fast-diminishing propor-
tions as man gears himself not only for
Left to right: Charles U. Smith, Chairman; Eugene G. Sherman, Victoria automation but also for the conquest of space.
Warner, Robert Smith, Edgar G. Epps. With these concepts in mind, the Department
of Sociology at FAMU seeks to provide a
course of study that will constitute a sound
basis for the development of professional ca-
reers in sociology and allied careers, for the
personal and social adjustment of the student
as a member of society, and for active and
Students who play a significant role in the events of their
government, either at home or as representatives abroad,
may find training in the Department of Political Science.
Here they may receive basic preparation for professional
careers in activities relating to public policy and adminis-
tration. They may also be enabled to .become socially
responsible persons by gaining some insight into the nature
of a rapidly changing society so that they may be better
able to deal with its many problems. '
Left to right: William E. Howard, Thomas W,
Bonds, Chairman; Theodore Bowers.
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Left to right: Juanita 0. Bailey, Mildred S. Kershaw, Thelma P. Baker, Secretary; Irene R. De-
Coursey, Lillie S. Davis, Mary M. Mercer, Marie M. Hicks, Margaret Cox, Blanche Evans; Lean-
der L. Boykins, Chairman.
"As an individual one may be a carpenter, a clergy-
man, an economist, an electrician, an engineer, a sci-
entist, or a statesman. But as a school teacher he is
a part of the education and training of them all. He
holds the key and is able to unlock doors to happy
lives and successful careers for those he teaches."
The School of Education at FAMU distributes its
offerings in three areas: general education, a profes-
sional education, and a field of specialization. The
first assumes that the teacher, first of all should be
an educated person; the second, that teaching is a
profession which requires special training in psy-
chology, methodology, and the art of teaching; and
the third, that to teach effectively, the teacher must
be in possession of a body of subject matter in a spe-
cific subject field.
In this School of Education, all elements for making
good teachers are present. If one possesses all the
qualities and a genuine desire to teach, through his
study here, he will find himself equipped with the
tools necessary for his task of leading others from the
darkness of ignorance into the light of knowledge.
His material rewards will be comparable to those in
other professions, and his personal and spiritual
rewards will be immeasurable.
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Seated left to right: A. J. Polk, Gertrude L. Simmons, Aaron W. Wright; Standing: left to right:
R. Moore, Anne R. Gayles, Chairman; Sylvester R. Bright; Morrise Bowers, Secretary.
Lua S. Bartley
Allison H. Figaro
Marolyn W. Smith
Health and Physical
Something new has been added to the
Department of Health and Physical Ed-
ucation! At long last, swimming has
been included in the curriculum, and
the swimming is done in a pool which
is attached to a new building! The excla-
mations must not lead one to believe
that this facility is the most important
phase of the program, but who can
blame the Famuan who points with
pride to the pool and revels in the use
of it? No longer must students enrolled
in the health and physical education
courses occupy the crowded and inade-
quate facilities of the erstwhile airplane
hangars, euphemistically called a gym.
Now adequate space and appropriate
equipment are available for instruction
in personal hygiene, the teaching of
Edward E. Oglesby
Oscar A. Moore, Chairman
Health and Physical Education
team sports, individual sports, dancing
(folk, square, social, modern, and cre-
ative), gymnastics, tumbling, corrective
physical education, recreational leader-
ship, principles and organization, and
administration of health and physical
education. With pride in its new home
and continuing as always its high level
of performance, the Department of
Health and Physical Education offers
service courses to meet the health needs
and other interests of the general stu-
dents who may acquire skills for engag-
ing with satisfaction and enjoyment in
some leisure time sports and profes-
sional courses for those who are pre-
paring to be teachers of health and
physical education, athletic coaches, and
leaders in recreation programs.
Alonzo "Jake" Gaither
Director of Athletics
When teams become champions year after year; when
members of those collegiate teams, after leaving the
university, join other teams and become champions;
when tennis players become stars; and the fastest
human being in the world plays and runs for those
teams, what can be said but that athletics have come
into their own at FAMU? Through a program of intra-
mural and intercollegiate athletics, directed by coaches
of proved ability, the athlete here learns to command
his body and his mind so that teams on which he plays
perform to reach as near perfection as possible so that
the end result is usually success. If the game is not won,
the opposing team knows that it has been a contest
worthy of its best efforts.
David C. Collington
Robert "Pete" Griffin
Dr. Emma Kittles
Dr. Larney G. Rackley
Foundations (Communications Services)
Dr. Leedell W. Neyland
Dr. Leander L. Boykin
Dr. James D. Beck
Dr. Ansley A. Abraham
Dr. Arthur E. Teele
D! Isiael E. C!l\ er
Dr. Theodore B. Cooper
Sylvester L. Beasley
Seated left to right: Dorothy C. Lee, secretary; Harold S. Jenkins, State
Itinerant Teacher Trainer; Mareatha D. Lightsey, secretary; 'Malcolm S.
Thomas, Dean; Margaree Gilliam, Secretary; M. F. Wilson, librarian; Thomas
A. Jackson, NOT SHOWN: Samuel E. Russell, and Worrell Gaiter.
Roy L. Bailey
With the rapid expansion of industry in the world,
new occupations in the technological fields have evolved.
The accelerated use of electrical and mechanical power
on the part of industry has developed a demand for
technicians with a combination of technical and formal
education which occupies an area between the skilled
crafts and the highly scientific professions. The Voca-
tional-Technical Institute seeks to meet this demand by
developing necessary skills and understandings through
two and three-year programs which provide training for
economic efficiency for persons who wish to secure spe-
cialized training for immediate employment after high
school graduation, those who need additional technology
for advancement, and unemployed persons who need
training for a new occupation. Following its expressed
aims, the institute provides vocational and technical
training for those who wish to prepare for employment
in business and industry through terminal courses lead-
ing to the Technical Diploma. The institute provides
one of the University's major opportunities for students
to fulfill that one of its objectives concerned with the
development of those understandings and skills that are
necessary to the business of making a living.
William H. Cotton
John Boardley, John Swilley, Everett P. Blake, Edward Jones, Earnest Fears,
Archie Hannon, James Bruton, Robert Allen, Harvey L. Robinson B.
John Boardley, Vernell Taylor,
Fletcher Battle, Jr. Nathaniel D. Payton.
Standing left to right: Nathaniel Adams, Cornelius Grant, Alfonso McGhee.
Seated: Robert Williams, Annelle Clarke, Secretary; Joseph Gibbs, Hugo
Seated left to right: Geraldine Roberts, Murphy Jenkins, Dean; Marie
Best. Standing: Julita Awkard, Librarian; Hurd Jones, Robert Scarbrough
and Trudie Battles, Secretary.
College of Law
Seated: L. Magee Wilson, Jac-
queline Beck, LaVerne Pearson
Davis, Doris P. Brown, Lola J.
Stewart, Eunice J. Burgess,
Chairman; Standing: Inez T.
Jenkins, H. Leola Monroe. Eve-
lyn Jenkins, Eva D. Williams,
Hattie Bissent, Frances Trip-
lett and Ruby M. Peeples, Sec-
Seated: Irma T. Kyler, Ernestine Walker,
Rogers Glenn, Delores McGhee, James L.
Mitchell, Faleda Lane Webber, Johnnie
B. Taylor, Charlotte Diggs Griffin, Grace
Seals; standing: Matthew H. Estaras,
Principal; Penelope Tolbert, Robert
James, Leo Pierce, Willie Pearl Porter,
Herbert Beacham, Mabel J. Sherman,
and Doris Madison.
School of Nursing
FAMU High School
A university is to the student many things: it means science and the humanities-languages, lit-
erature, music drama, painting; philosophy and religion and other subjects in that category; it
means the social sciences-history, government, sociology, economics, psychology; it means voca-
tions in agriculture and home economics, in technical areas, and in the professions of law, phar-
macy, nursing and teaching. The student is permitted to live in many worlds.
Through science he sees the world about him; history permits a look at the past at the world
behind him; he looks at a world beyond him through languages and study of other cultures; he
can look within himself through ethics, philosophy and psychology; and through religion he can
look at a world above him. He may listen and talk and think. Through it all he may receive a
broad and liberal introduction to human knowledge which will give him a solid foundation for the
way he has chosen to walk through life, and he can then learn how to lead others into the light
of knowledge and truth.
The dairy barn provides one of the sites for learning about the
cow from the hoof to the horn.
Two inhabitants of the dairy barn
pose placidly for the photographer.
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Turkeys (visible beside the brooder house) re-
e m l f o present a few of the occupants of the poultry
The mechanical fingers of yard.
the milking machine speed
up the milking process.
An "ag" student experiments with
and tends a variety of succulents.
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Exotic and domestic flora and fauna flourish in the university
.The lawn mower is taken apart. What happens next?
A fine adjustment is made to a piece
of farm equipment.
Tractor tires require care, too.
Much experimentation produces the desired solution.
Much experimentation produces the desired solution.
"Ag" majors learn to use the surveyors' instruments.
Soil must be tested to ascertain its nutritional
One of the many Home
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Home Economics student explains the
amount of calories found in the various foods.
Perry-Paige is the home of the Agriculture and Home Economics Department. It houses classrooms, laboratories,
an auditorium, the dairy, a home economics library, the curriculum laboratory, and offices.
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Home Economics students in sewing class measure yards
of material for making new draperies.
This young lady makes satisfactory progress in partially
completing a set of draperies.
Home Economics students study patterns for an ideal dress
Students always test a fabric to find out the quality of fibers
before beginning a project.
Home Economics students participate in upholstery proj-
The instructor assures that certain delicacies are served in
Experimenting in the Dairy Laboratory is an important phase
University Dairy makes ice cream for FAMU students.
The knowledge of materials is a must.
Experiments in the Home Economics Laboratory sometimes lead to exciting discoveries.
Making food look attractive is an important phase of its prepara-
tion for serving.
Just one more piece of meat will complete
A demonstration is given by the instructor.
Students are comparing brand names, quan-
tities and economic acceptability of various
The potter's wheel is an asset in
refining this vase.
Welding requires adequate protection and skill.
Ah! Finished products!
Placing a piece of sculpture in relief is
patience, keen sight, and a steady hand.
a task that requires
Ceramics students use the
slab method to complete
Public School Art 407 class worked hard and steadily to complete projects on time.
Art students work dili-
gently to complete
abstract painting be-
fore art exhibition.
are added to assure pleasing results.
The artist finds many useful things around the house. It takes a cigar
box, toothpicks, and elmer's glue, among other things, to produce a
The "right" finish requires effort
Arthur Berry, instructor, and guest prepare to enter exhibit.
"Please sign the guest book."
Even a child
A friendly chat follows a delightful tour.
Gerald Hooper, instructor; views "Faculty Art
Exhibit" with guest.
A charming hostess serves her guest.
"Sunday Afternoon Bus
Stop" was welded by Hobie
Art Club host and hostesses "sneak" a peek before the exhibition.
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The Attorney Geneal of Puerto Rico speaks informally to
Much practice and drill are necessary when learning t
master a language.
The lan-nzice 1iboritor, prmoides equipment tn aid students in becoming familiar with the intricacies of a foreign
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P', rit. i-ico help to create within students an awareness of the
."'I.:.r ince of a knowledge of foreign language in modern society.
Laboratory instruction helps foreign language students to perfect
their speaking skills.
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Future librarians check all books
carefully so that they may be
classified according to elementary
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Library Service promotes leisure reading, which enables one
to gain a great deal of wholesome experiences. Imaginative
displays add to the comfortable and colorful atmosphere of
A wide variety of books is included in order to help young
children develop and maintain an interest in reading.
Specific instructions are given so that no further
speech defects are acquired by patient.
Careful planning is necessary in order to obtain the best results in the
Speech Correction Laboratory.
Constant drilling with adequate equipment is a must
in order to promote and obtain good speech habits.
Speech correction student instructs children on the necessity for correct
articulation and the importance of the mouth in forming vowels and
The student speech therapist learns as she works with
children in the speech correction laboratory.
Law students hasten to and from classes in the College of Law.
Endless hours spent in studying are necessary to become a
well informed student of law.
The law library provides many volumes of la.w books and impor-
tant documents for interested students and faculty members.
Student browses through books in law library.
Informal discussions help law students to become informed on many
top issues in the field of government and law.
Law students compare reports to obtain accu-
rate information and supplementary facts in
doing research work in the law library.
A law student receives general information which will help
her to understand judicial procedures.
A serious law student is always able to obtain information
by using the many resources of the law library.
All cases must be handled according to approved legal procedures. Trial cases
familiar with proper court room practices.
A law student sums up his case to the jury during one of the many trial sessions held in the Moot Courtroom of the law building.
Court room trials are scenes of violent action whenever the student attorneys become emotionally involved in a case.
Student trials are often concerned with fictitious offenses committed by the university students.
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Members of the Student Bar Association are afforded many opportunities to preside over trials held in Moot Court.
The College of Law-home of FAMU's future law-
yers and government officials.
Law student and wife re-
ceive warm welcome after
returning from a successful
Dean Jenkins and law
students who successfully
passed the Florida Bar
examination receive con-
gratulations from Governor
Farris Bryant and associate.
In order to operate a machine effi-
ciently all procedures must be fully
understood. Proficiency in operat-
ing machines is often vital in run-
ning an efficient business establish-
Proficiency in shorthand is important for future business
necessary instructions are administered by a member of
A business teacher points out that
accuracy in typing is as important
"Practice makes perfect." Correct practice is very important in
strengthening one's typing skills.
Business students become efficient in
the use of the typewriter through
daily typing drills and constant pro-
Practice is a part of learning how to
write shorthand correctly. Here stu-
dents practice writing shorthand un-
der close supervision of the instructor.
Students receive instructions con-
cerning the use and function of
machines which are vital in busi-
ness, offices, and administration.
Able assistance in typewriting is given to students during practice
sessions. Promoting fast and efficient typing is one of the chief
aims of the business department.
Using the calculator enables one to save'time, an important
element in all phases of business administration.
Future business leaders listen at-
tentively to acquire useful informa-
tion concerning the operation of an
Constant classroom drills are necessary in developing the
ability to write shorthand.
One must become familiar with the tools that he uses. In this
case it is calculator.
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ACQUISITIONS DEPARTMENT too -M.
GEOGRAPHY OFFICE tlt 6
RECEIVING ROOM 104
STAFF LOUNGE 106
TESTING SERVICE It,
PERIODICALS AND RESERVE BOOK
READING ROOM B
C I ATALOGING DEPARTMENT 302
CI I RCULATION & REFERENCE READf'NG 1300
DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES
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Oh boy! This is exciting.
Concentration, compilation of thoughts,
and being surrounded from all sides by
books-all are requisites for the would-be
Coleman Library has become the nucleus of knowl-
edge for questioning students who flock there to unite
questions and curiosity with brains and books. There
is never a moment when a student fails to seek more
knowledge and burns with a desire to seek further for
the unknown. Coleman Library is equipped with a staff
which gladly welcomes and assists those who desire
to search for more knowledge, the essential factor in
becoming an educated individual.
Yes, checking and rechecking are the best ways to save
time and the surest ways to be accurate.
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Even a busy secretary sometimes uses
the card catalog.
The busiest place in the library
is the cataloging depart-
This display was conspicuous during Negro History Week.
Keeping up with new books and
magazines is a never ending task.
"That magazine ought to be here."
Perhaps knowledge is power, after all. At the
counter in Reserve Room is Mrs. Butler.
If the library doesn't
have it, Mrs. Hinson
will be happy to or-
Reading information and material is
part of a day's work-particularly for
The card catalog plays a very essential part and is
never overlooked when information is sought.
Giving assistance to the questioning student makes a
closer relationship between the librarian and the student.
Information concerning present-day leaders attracts,
captures and holds students attention.
Leaving work with a feeling of
absolute satisfaction is the mark of
a librarian who enjoys her vocation.
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Coleman Library is a place of study and research for the university family.
The Carnegie Art Center-houses the Art Department. Within its walls is proof that "a thing of
beauty is a joy forever."
Returning books to their proper places in the stacks is a never-ending task for the librarian. What is most
important is that all books be placed where they belong. An improperly placed book is often a "lost" book.
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All printed material must be carefully checked in striving for per-
The Benjamin Banneker building houses the administrative
branch of the Vocational-Technical Institute; it also houses the
centrally-located printing department.
Student receives instructions on the importance of keeping all parts
of printing machinery in good working condition.
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The Auto-mechanics Shop houses
equipment necessary for future
This building houses the masonry department.
Masonry students get a big kick out of mixing cement and just practicing
what has been preached.
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Hard work is essential in learning every phase
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All circuits must be thoroughly checked in order to avoid a sud-
den shortage in electrical equipment.
Expert instruction is given so that students understand all electrical
devices and are able to operate equipment.
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This building quarters the electronics department
and its staff.
Necessary skill is acquired through daily classroom
instruction and experiments in the field of electronics.
Now where did that amoeba go?
is a daily activity in the Biology
is a daily activity in the Biology
Jones Hall is the classroom building for the science department;
also consists of laboratories for all aspects of scientific study.
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Be wise; watch closely and very attentively.
It is important that one understands and is able
to apply that which he understands.
Being able to use equipment effectively
is an essential factor in a science course.
We read, we understand it; then we
It's always important to record your findings.
I must do this carefully.
The experiment will not be completed without this
Just know the amount that is needed and work from there.
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The nursing program consists of a planned program of
conscientious training through lectures and planned practical
experiences. There are many phases of nursing that lead to be-
coming a full fledged nurse. There are practices and daily
experiences that are related to those in the actual hospital pro-
gram. Checking on patients, learning nursing methods, and
using applied procedures are necessary to becoming an effective
nurse. Another aspect of nursing which must never be over-
looked is accuracy which is more than a skill, for it is a dire
Nursing A field in which
dedication plays a most essential role.
dedication plays a most essential role.
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Discussion on the effective
IAiding children in various
assignments is a vital part
of the teacher-pupil learn-
_ ing situation.
C A lesson in making inter-
I testing posters.
SLearning the various kinds
of teaching aids is im-
SOne learns through experi-
-mentation and understand-
All instructions must be followed carefully.
Audio-visual aids are important teaching
Now, I understand this technique.
School of Education
All lesson discussions are geared toward learning effective ways
in which to teach.
Oral discussions often provide informal learning situations.
Giving guidance is characteristic of a good
Activities are provided which suit the needs
and interests of the child.
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"Learning by doing" is essential in almost
every phase of life.
can be be a tedious task.
Psychology Club, left to right, first row, Edgar Reese, Arthur Mathis, Shirley Ann Lewis, Dr. Joseph Awkard,
James Byrd. Second row, left to right, Sallie Holt, Mary Cargile, Joyce Jones, Lawrence Stephens. Third row, Gwen-
dolyn Glover, Marilyn Arterbery, Maxwell Taylor, David Connally, Aubrey Perry.
Preparations must be made for all experiments.
Sociology Club, left to right, Jacqueline Jones,
Joyce D. Thomas, Bessie Davis, Joyce Jones,
All experiment devices should be understood.
Making the final observation is important in any ex-
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Public school music projects must be
suited to the interest of children.
Learning to play the piano is no easy task.
Elementary Education majors learn to play the flute.
She sings like an angel.
A student teacher instructs a public school music class.
Music major goes through her (piano) paces.
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Drill Team Commander
Day at Drill
Face of a Soldier
ROTC Award Winner
Horn Blows at Four
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Learning the Hard Way
Awards Day Celebration
Awards Day Guest
An Experience in Map Reading
What a Day!
Squad is in the West
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I Can't Hear
It's Time to Go
Scabbard and Blade
First row, left to right, Beverly Whitman, Wilma Wil-
liams. Second row, left to right, Nellie Johnson, Charlie
Mae Lawrence. Third row, left to right, Hastie Gardner,
Nancy Morgan. Fourth row, left to right, Diane Strol-
man, Carolyn Johnson. Fifth row, Doris Browning.
Center, Lorenze Phillips. Left to right, Bennie Chester, John
Caynon, Lathell Thomas, Victor Holmes, Horace Whitfield, Eugene'
Campbell, Johnny Davis, Clayton Miller, Willie P. Williams, James
Green, Moses Robinson.
Front, Michael Duncan, Charles Davis, Victor Holeman, Ronald
Beaty; First row left to right, Ronald Joe, Henry Gabriel, Donald
Chisolm, John L. LaVind; Second row left to right, Eugene Camp-
bell, Robert Floyd, William Johnson, Samuel Mackey. Third row
left to right, Henry Wall, Harold Glass, Larry Clark, Willie
Daniels; Top row left to right, James Smith, Lorenzo Hall,
Sylvester Bryant, Ulysses Glee.
Outer space provides theme for ROTC Ball
This was a night to remember! FAMU coeds were
charmed this year with the gala festivities surrounded
with an air of military dignity as the Reserve Officers'
Training Corps hosted its annual affair of this year-the
much looked forward to ROTC Ball. The ball was the
aftermath of the smorgasbord which is a special treat
for officers and guests. After this delicious repast, throngs
of military men and their dates danced late into the
night, having the "time of their lives."
The night was highlighted with the Grand March
and the presentation of the sparkling "Miss ROTC,"
comely Faye Boyd.
This is one of the things which make for happy,
memorable college days.
Now I shall crown you queen.
What fun we will enjoy tonight
We shall now step into outer space
The ball would be incomplete without
"The Colonel and His Lady" enjoy
one of the biggest campus affairs of
The center of attraction is the grand;
We shall now prepare for the grand
There is much to be seen and admired
Agriculture and Home Economics
Front left to right, Thomas Wiggins, Clarence Ivey. Second left to right, Rosa Glee, Leo Birch, Leon
Law, Elouise Branon, Willie Washington, Theophilus Mungeon, Sally Ann Bradly. Third row left to right,
Marcus Smith, Irene Walker, Eula Curry, Clestine Nealy, Stan Umoessien, Angela Mitchell, Charlie Hudnell.
Fourth row left to right, Robert Holmes, Edward Moragne, John Ruben Vann.
Besides winning top place in -
the Homecoming float dis- a -- -W
play, the Agriculture and -''- _-
Home Economics Club rep-^ .
resents quality in every en-
deavor. Composed of future
homemakers and agricultur-
ists, this club has won many .
honors on campus and in the ,
The biggest affair of the
year, however, was a big
"soiree," Hawaiian style, when
the combined talents of every
member paid off in the form
of one of the finest prepared
First row, left to right, Kenneth
Falana, Theophilus Sanders,
James Thigpin. Second row, left
to right, Joseph Holley, June
Brown, Viviane Peppers, Robert
Hammond, Warnie Adams, Hattie
Johnson, William Robinson. Third '
row, left to right, Irene Marshall,
Cecil Hayes, Walter Donaldson,
Bruce Brown, William Robinson. "
Fourth row, left to rjght, Charles
Bates, H. Williams, James Hudson,
Grace Brown, Anthony Clark, .
James Payne, James Tanner, Ralph -7
Spurred by their advisor, Dr. Henry Finley, the Economics Club
made tremendous strides this year.
The purpose of the club, to further motivate the interest in
Economics, was extended to the fullest as the members, who are
mainly Economics majors, did research in the Economic problems
of today's current world.
The year was highlighted with fruitful discussions in all areas
Seated, left to right, Johnny Taylor, Robert Ginlock, Virgil of Economics.
Johnson, John Collins, Vernaldine Gibbs, John Makuklu,
Ollie Chatman. Standing, left to right, Milledge Smalls,
William Bassie, Edward Frederick, Joyce Fillyau, Jerry
Moore, Freddie Woodson, Thomas Small.
The History Club at FAMU has worked this year with the pur-
pose of providing cultural, social and recreational activities for
Monthly history majors meetings were held where resources of
all natures were presented for the educational and cultural ad-
vancement of the members.
The favorite pasttime of the members this year was that of
delving into research to find out the "history of history."
Top row, left to right, Noel Knight, Harry Taylor, Cyril A.
Moss, Leroy Lloyd, Robert Tools, Constine Gillyard, Ralph
Styles. Bottom row, left to right, Nathaniel Sanders, Frank
Royal, Woodrow Sands, Margret Percell, Lorenzo Washing-
ton, Yvonne Hicks, Floyd Barns, Billy Officer, Mr. J. W.
Looking forward to careers in the complicated area of law, the members
of the Pre-Legal Society launched, this year, an all out rally in promoting
interest in law.
The Pre-Legal Society was host to a challenging convention last spring
and aided younger aspirants to delve deeper into the fascinating study of
that which is a blueprint for society-Law!
Seated, Mary Angry. Standing. Theo-
dore Nims, George Rackard, Jr.
Focusing its attention on im-
proving the performance of stu-
dents who have difficulties in
biology, the Biology Club is
continuing this year one of its
most successful and most help-
ful activities-a biology clinic.
The members of the Biology
Club have striven this year for
deeper insight into their areas
of concentration and are con-
stantly working for deeper un-
derstanding in each.
It has produced some of the
most brilliant students to cross
FAMU's threshold. Though they
disagree with the old adage "An
Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor
Away," the members of the Pre- Front
Medicine Club are interested in Floyd,
keeping the body fit so that the son, C
doctor need not come. Tomlii
The Pre-Med Club has, since
its establishment, been a symbol -
of dedication to the field of
medicine and to furthering
knowledge about the profession.
These dedicated, future doc-
tors hold the keys to the survival
of- the -nation's people.
Promoting the advancement
of medical skills and knowledge,
the Pre-Medicine Club consists
of pre-med majors who are in-
terested in the welfare of science
and the human being.
Discussion, debates and for-
ums are all part of the program
formulated by the club to in-
crease knowledge and under-
standing in the field of medicine
The Pre-Medicine Club mem-
bers have continued to engage
in supervised experiments and
observation as they look forward
to a career in the world of
Test tubes, Bunsen burners and
chemicals are the ingredients that
make up the chemistry club. No, not
really, but they are the essential ma-
terials necessary for the members of
this club to advance in their field
of specialization-chemistry. Charlie
Henry, Jr., the president, is forever
talking about concepts, theories, and
facts. Members of this club have
visited Fort McClellan to inspect the
Chemical Corps Center there. Watch
out! Here comes a chemistry major
with a bottle that looks quite harm-
ful. Oops! I told you so!-one
left to right, Ruth Campbell, Spurgeon McWilliams, Mercy Felder. Top left to right, Thomas
Gloridene Johnson, Raymond Mathews, Jacqulyn Martin, Willie J. Daniels, Virginia E. John-
ouncil Miller, Mae D. Thompson, Perman Johnson, Glynette Bowens, James Waldon, Barbara
n, John Mann, Jr., Rosetta Johnson.
First row, left to right, Harriett Johnson, secretary; Jacqueline Martin, Delores Saliette. Second row,
left to right, Calvin Maulsby, Bennie Robinson, Ollie Hagins, Spurgeon McWilliams, president; John
Pope. Third row, left to right, Clarence Thomas, John Nunn, Neville Shorter, James Hatcher. Fourth
row, left to right, Delanor Watkins, Mack B. Harris, George Nixon. Fifth row, left to right, Edna
Jackson and Frissell Hunter.
First row, kneeling, left to right, Matthew
Shack, Aretha Williams, Daniel Benboe.
Second row, left to right, Gwendolyn
Manegault, Dorothy Kelly, Corine John-
son. Third row, left to right, LeRoy
Boone, Charlie Henry. Fourth row, left
to right, Earl Simmons, Benjamin Due-
Exemplifying the fact that the practical arts are beautiful
was one of the most noted projects and attainments of the
Masonry club this past term.
Having been praised for the captivating entrance sign
which they constructed last year, the young masons who com-
pose the club are united by a bond of interest in bricklaying,
plastering, cement finishing, and the laying of concrete blocks.
These young artists in the future will be in great demand,
for they will one day be builders of our homes.
Left to right, William Perkins,
James Faust, Willie Lightfoot,
Robert Hammond, center.
John Rolle, John Swilley, instructor;
John Demps, Quewanncoii Stephens,
Physical Education Majors Club
Left to right, Carver W. Pugh, Shirley
Devard, John W. Brown.
First row, left to right, Inez Washington (seated). Standing, Keturah Drayton, Willie J. Clemons, Ruby
Cunningham, Anne Pearl Carter, (seated). Second row, left to right, Fredeana Hicks, Eileen Haynes, Eugene
Johnson, Ovida Taylor, Julia Hall (seated). Third row, left to right, Bernard McLendon, Earnest Lee, Udonald
Parker, Archie Bright, Alvin Lightfoot.