Celebrating FVSU’s Impact on African-American History

FVSU IS BLACK HISTORY

In 1895, former slaves in Fort Valley decided to build a school on the very land on which African-Americans were forced into servitude, and together with white citizens, gave birth what would become Fort Valley State University. The university is in itself an ongoing symbol of the hope, courage, and perseverance of the slaves who once toiled in the fields where the university now stands, steadfastly refusing to give into desperation and instead enduring until freedom arrived. But physical freedom is meaningless if the mind is still enslaved. Just as the the physical bonds have been broken, an FVSU education advances students toward intellectual freedom, where the mind can be used to better the lives of all of humanity.

For 123 years, FVSU has left an indelible legacy as it has elevated American history through the achievements of its students and graduates. This February, we declare that FVSU is Black History as we recognize Black History Month through events and discussion of our impact on the world.

Historic FVSU Alumni

Discover Historic FVSU Alumni

Learn about FVSU alumni
who have elevated
America
and the world.

28 Days of FVSU IS BLACK HISTORY Facts

28 Days of FVSUISBLACKHISTORY

Join us on social media during Black History Month, as we reveal
an important fact about FVSU’s place in history each day.


FVSU IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH
EVENTS

This February, FVSU celebrates the history, energy, style, spirit, and forward progress of the diaspora. Join us as we mark Black History Month with commemorative, educational, and entertainment events that celebrate black intellectualism, love, fashion, community, and traditions.