Across the nation statues honoring Confederate heroes are being removed and the naming of buildings for people with a history of owning slaves or supporting segregation is being questioned. After current FSU President John Thrasher condemned an outbreak of violence during a protest against the appearance of a white supremacist in Charlottesville Virginia in August 2017, he formed a committee to review FSU's current names and markers.
The 15-member Presidents Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions is made up of students, faculty, staff and alumni and is charged with reviewing current naming policies and practices, accepting input from interested parties, and making recommendations to the president. The committee plans to meet several times before the end of the spring semester in 2018 when it will submit its findings to Thrasher.
Interested parties can appear in person at the FSU committee's meetings or submit things in writing, see the committee's website for details. You may also submit information to the FSU committee through this Rename B.K. Roberts Now! website by signing and placing your comments in the online petition, which will be compiled and submitted to the FSU committee.