TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State baseball team announced Monday that it will pair with the Florida State University Black Student Union to honor the Negro Leagues for this Wednesday’s game against Jacksonville.
Florida State will wear hats that recognize the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City, Mo., and honor the African-American players of the early 20th century. Fred Flowers, the first African-American student athlete at Florida State, will throw out the first pitch prior to the 6:00 p.m. game.
Flowers is memorialized as part of the Integration Statue outside the FSU student union.
The Black Student Union at Florida State is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. From its mission statement, the BSU “offers black students a form of identity…and seeks to develop unity among black students so that jointly and strongly they can express concerns and problems faced on campus.”
The BSU opened a new 5,600-square-foot building on campus in November 2017.
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