The Frederick S. Humphries Life Got Better Bronze Statue Committee wants to raise $175,000 to create a statute of the eighth president of FAMU. It plans to place the statute in front of the Eternal Flame in the campus quadrangle. Humphries built the Eternal Flame to commemorate FAMU’s selection as the first ever TIME Magazine/Princeton Review “College of the Year” in 1997.
Jim Davis, who worked as Humphries’ director of governmental relations, is chairing the statute committee.
“I’m in the belief we should really honor the people who really do something for our people and our institution,” Davis said in a quote published by The FAMUan.