Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Florida Normal and Collegiate Institute

The St. Augustine Record's "Remember When" column on January 5, 2015 featured a photograph of the 1926 Florida Normal and Collegiate Institute football team.

The paper had another article by Karen Neff on January 12, 2015 that provides more information on the institution. It was founded as Florida Baptist Academy in Jacksonville, FL and moved to Saint Augustine, FL in 1918. It was known as Florida Normal and Collegiate Institute and Florida Normal and Industrial College. The name was changed in 1963 became Florida Memorial College and it moved in 1968 to Miami, FL. It then adopted the name of Florida Memorial University in 2006 and is the only HBCU institution in Miami..