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Sun, 01.19.1879

Florida Memorial College is Founded

The Nathan Collier Campus Library

*On this date's Registry we celebrate the founding of Florida Memorial College (FMC) in 1879. They are one of 100 Historically Black Colleges (HBCU)  in America.

FMC is allied to the Baptist Churches and traditions and one of the oldest academic gathering places in Florida. This private coeducational, baccalaureate degree-granting college has its roots with the Florida Baptist Institute and in the Florida Baptist Academy, founded in 1892. These two institutions merged in 1941 to form the Florida Normal and Industrial Memorial Institute.

FMC's motto: "Leadership, Character, and Service," symbolizes the spirit and purpose instilled in each student who attends this school. The institution became a four-year college in 1945. Florida Memorial College is presently located at 15800 N.W. 42nd AVE, Miami FL. They encourage graduates to succeed, become responsible and contributing citizens, and utilize the faith acquired while they attend Florida Memorial College. FMC is the birthplace of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," and has a rich historical heritage and understanding of the importance of education.

Florida Memorial College family is intent on producing tomorrow's leaders. Florida Memorial College is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, truth, the free exchange of ideas, and the multiplication and preservation of African American history and heritage.


Black American Colleges and Universities:
Profiles of Two-Year, Four-Year, & Professional Schools
by Levirn Hill, Pub., Gale Group, 1994
ISBN: 0-02-864984-2

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