A message from our Honorary Chair:
When I think of Florida A&M University, I think of how much it has served me personally and professionally. I am honored to serve as an Honorary Chair for the first annual FAMU Day of Service!
I would love to see all Rattlers, across the country and around the world participate in this National Day of Service and encourage others to do the same.
In this day, when the very existence of HBCUs is being called into question, it is fitting that FAMU, which graduates more Black students than any other college or university, should set an example of service, especially in honor of an HBCU graduate who lived his life in service to others. What better way to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., than to celebrate his birthday with a day of service.
“Calling all Rattlers near and far! Come out. Come out wherever you are!
There’s work to do, and we’ve got to get to it!
And you’re just the men and women to do it!
There are clothes to mend, and parks to clean,
and walls to paint and meals to cook;
There are roofs to patch and teams to coach,
and minds to fill with a mighty book;
There are weeds to pull and seeds to plant,
and babies to rock and hands to hold;
There are dishes to wash and beds to make,
and errands to run and clothes to fold;
There are elders to visit and sick to nurse,
and pantries to fill and mouths to feed;
There are souls to comfort and corners to guard,
and letters to write and marches to lead!
Yes, calling all Rattlers near and far! Come out and serve wherever you are!
There’s work to do, ideas to bring.
So, roll up your sleeves to honor a King!”
– T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh
T’Keyah Keymáh graduated from Florida A&M University with a B.S. in Theater. She is an accomplished entertainer, writer, director and producer who has performed on countless stages on three continents, and is best known for her starring roles on In Living Color, The Cosby Show and That’s So Raven.