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FAMU must embrace anti-hazing fight

A History of Hazing at FAMU

Posted February 12 2012 view comments

Timeline decribes hazing at FAMU, and what has been the outcome, plus what should be new guidlines. The hazing culture at Florida A&M University’s famed marching band is so entrenched that the search for solutions will be difficult. A major incident occurred in 2001 when Marcus Wayne Parker, a Wolfson High School graduate from Jacksonville, was paddled so severely in a hazing ritual conducted by the FAMU band members that he suffered acute renal failure.

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