• FSU’s Civil Rights Institute


    The Civil Rights Institute at FSU commemorates, celebrates, and studies the U.S. Civil Rights Movement to promote justice and equality at FSU and in communities where we work and serve.

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  • FSU’s Civil Rights Institute Showcases Film in U.S. Capitol

    Florida State University’s Civil Rights Insitute’s Director Ted Ellis attended a showcase of the film “Kemba,” at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., as Acting Chair of the 400 Years of African American History Commission (400YAAHC) on Monday, February 5.

  • Doby Flowers speaking at luncheon in front of a projector

    Women’s Leadership Network Hosts FSU Distinguished Alumna, Doby Flowers

    The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) recently hosted Doby Flowers (B.S. Social Work ’71; M.S. Urban & Regional Planning ’73) for a luncheon and a conversation about leadership.

Civil Rights Institute

at Florida State University

Welcome to the Civil Rights Institute at Florida State University. The Institute commemorates, celebrates, and studies the U.S. Civil Rights Movement to promote justice and equality at FSU and in communities where we work and serve.

CRI’s core activities include:

  • Engaging students, faculty, staff, and members of the community through programming, research, and partnerships with academic units and student organizations to provide academic and community dialogues on civil rights both on and off campus.
  • Hosting events to celebrate and reflect upon the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the advancement of civil rights for all, while drawing upon the expertise and talents of the broader university community.
  • Promoting and supporting research and creative activity on the topic of civil rights.