Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students, and on October 3, 1887, it began classes with fifteen students and two instructors.
Today, FAMU, as it has become affectionately known, is the premiere school among historically black colleges and universities. Prominently located on one of the highest hills in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University remains the only historically black university in the twelve member State University System of Florida.
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Tallahassee is the capital city of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Leon County. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory, in 1824. In 2018, the population was 193,551, making it the 7th-largest city in the U.S state of Florida, and the 126th-largest city in the United States.
As the capital, Tallahassee is the site of the Florida State Capitol, Supreme Court of Florida, Florida Governor’s Mansion and nearly 30 state agency headquarters. The city is also known for its large number of law firms, lobbying organizations, trade associations and professional associations, including the Florida Bar and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. It is a recognized regional center for scientific research, and home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
The Forum has negotiated discounted rates at several hotels in Tallahassee for attendees. Please visit this page for an overview of hotels and group rates for the EPP Forum.