Can she get a drumroll please? This week in HBCU, black girl magic, we celebrate Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University’s (FAMU) first female drum major, Cori Renee Bostic.
The 72-year-old year old FAMU band, The Marching 100, just began it’s 2018 band camp but has already broken barriers, made history, and now has the whole internet celebrating a first for the historically black college and university.
Atlanta native Bostic is a junior studying in FAMU’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. In addition to her new leadership role, Bostic is already a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority.
Did you know this is her second time vying for The Marching 100’s top spot? Last year after not being selected, Cori didn’t let that stop her dreams, and its a good thing, because she is now memorialized in the history of 131-year-old FAMU.
We are not the same country we were in 1918 and this holds especially true when you take a look at those breaking barriers like Cori, then remember that African-American women are more educated than ANY OTHER GENDER/SEX combination in the country. Just a few weeks ago we celebrated another FAMU woman, Mareena Robinson Snowden, who became the very first woman to graduate from MIT earning a doctorate in nuclear engineering. Congratulations Cori!