University of Florida Integration Pioneers Historical Marker Dedication

WHAT: Unveiling of Florida Integration Pioneers Historical Marker honoring the first African-American students to apply for admission to and attend UF

WHO: UF President Kent Fuchs; family members of the integration pioneers: Virgil Hawkins, W. George Allen, George Starke and Stephan Mickle; Harley Herman, attorney and President of the Virgil Hawkins Historical Society; David Canton, director of UF’s African American Studies Program.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 15. Event begins at 9 a.m.; media should plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. to allow time for set-up. 

WHERE: Emerson Courtyard next to Bryan Hall, 1384 Union Road, Gainesville, Florida 32611

CONTACT: If you would like to participate, please contact Cynthia Roldán Hernández at

Cynthia Roldán Hernández September 14, 2021