Joyner honored as first inductee of FAMU Law's Hall of Fame
Florida Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner of Tampa is being honored Friday as the first inductee of the Florida A&M University law school's Hall of Fame.
Joyner, a pioneering civil rights activist, lawyer and legislator, was a member of the class of 1968, the last graduating class of the original FAMU College of Law in Orlando. The school will unveil a portrait of the senator as part of a campaign to raise $100,000 for the Arthenia Joyner Endowed Scholarship by Dec. 1. Members of the legislative black caucus are expected to attend the event, scheduled for 4 p.m. at the law school in Orlando.
Here's a Times/Herald profile of Joyner when she became leader of the Senate Democratic caucus a year ago.