Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a public, historically Black university located in Tallahassee, Florida. Its School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2022.

Before traveling along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, the four FAMU members of UFxFAMU1963 read “U.S. Civil Rights Trail: A Traveler’s Guide to the People, Places and Events That Made the Movement,” by award-winning journalist Deborah D. Douglas. Here we present each of their photojournalism outcomes. We hope you enjoy them.

Akiva Bell

“I knew that there was more that I could do as a person – as well as my peers – to discontinue…”

Brianna Luberisse

“Share the knowledge that you learned. Don’t keep it to yourself. Don’t just capture the moment…”

Aiyanna Summerlin

“And my message to him would be, ‘Thank you for having a dream.’ If it wasn’t for him…”

Peryonna Sylvester

“‘Thank you, because as a woman you changed my life. You helped me look at things in a different way…'”

(Left to right) FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication Dean Mira Lowe salutes students Brianna Luberisse, Peryonna Sylvester, Akiva Bell, Aiyanna Summerlin and Professor Stanley Johnson as they take photographs beneath a mural across from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson.