Explore the History of our Community
On October 15, 2015, the City of Tallahassee published a Historical Public Survey of the neighborhood and culture surrounding FAMU Way
From the earliest stages of the project, the City has been committed to recognizing the history of the area along FAMU Way. Through interactions with the community, stories emerged of resilient neighborhoods, civil rights advocates and leaders and hard-working families. In 2015, the City contracted with FAMU history professors to capture and share these stories with a goal of incorporating them into the FAMU Way Project. Dr. David Jackson, along with Drs. Reginald Ellis, William Guzman and Darius Young with the History department at Florida A&M University (FAMU) collected information from area residents and produced a historical survey that tells the story of the people, places and events that have helped shape the community.
Download the FAMU Way Historical Survey
To learn more about the research team who worked hard to create this survey, download our Biographical Sketches companion document.
[Photos: Photos pulled from the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory
If you have memories you'd like to share about the area surrounding FAMU Way, contact Carrie Poole.