FMU Ambassador Chorale floating down Northwest 42nd Avenue singing “We Shall Overcome”
By Tarvarious Haywood
MIAMI GARDENS, FL— Marching bands, decorated floats, student organizations and of course Mr. and Ms. Florida Memorial University took to the streets for the Florida Memorial University 2016 Homecoming Parade. The parade started in front of Miami Carol City High on Northwest 183rd and ended on 42nd Avenue in front of Florida Memorial University.
Keith Roye, Mr. FMU, and member of Kappa Alpha Psi said “Being a student at Florida Memorial University for four years has been a journey. However, being a part of the Homecoming Parade this year was truly amazing. As Mr. Florida Memorial University, I was able to take part in the parade and see it in its entirety. This parade has set a trend for the university and has definitely built awareness for people who didn’t know about the school. The community was engaged and had a fantastic time, and it was indeed a wonderful time.”
The National Association of Black Journalists were also on hand to promote the newly re-leased movie “The Race”.
Melvin White, director of the Ambassador Chorale, lead his ensemble in singing, “We Shall Overcome”. Christina Dixon, FMU Junior and a member of the Ambassador Chorale, stated that “It was good to see all of the organizations come together as well as the community to celebrate Florida Memorial’s Home-coming. As a part of the Ambassador chorale, it was a joy singing familiar songs as we paraded through the streets of Miami Gardens. This will be an event that will stand out in my collegiate experience.”
The University looks forward to doing more outreach with the community, and will continue to parade through the streets of Miami Gardens for years to come.