Stetson University

College of Arts and Sciences

Student Views of Particular Courses

From Howard DeBerry, adual-enrolled student at Daytona Beach Community College, International Relations major

I attended the international forum on US-foreign relations, as part of my AS370 course, War and Peace in American Culture. I would have to say that this was one of the best academic ventures I have experienced yet in mycollege career.

Student views of "Segregated DeLand" (September 2005) a presentation at the nearbyCultural Arts Center by venerable DeLand gentlemen Bo Davenport and Bill Dreggors on their memories of their home town when it was segregated into black and white communities

Kelly Gay, a senior psychology major and music and French minor

I think that one of the main reasons for leaning history is to apply what is learned from it to the present and future. If the children were able to learn such tolerance on their own at an early age, which may have helped break the back of segregation, it gives me hope that teaching tolerance to today's children could help reduce the number of hate crimes, which are unfortunately common occurrences for some minorities, in the future.

Shayna Hintze, a second-year music major

Friday's class featuring the talk about segregated DeLand with Bill Dreggers and Bo Davenport definitely had an impact on me. As Stetson students, we come to this small town and usually only learn the history of the school itself. Having these two men who have lived in this town for their whole life and sharing their stories really shone a light onto how this town has changed since the 1940s.

Kaylee Rodriguez, a second-year political science major

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Mr. Davenport and Mr. Dreggors talk about their lives in Segregated DeLand. Having grown up in DeLand and only knowing what I have seen, it was very interesting to learn what my little town used to be like and how it has progressed. The relationship between Mr. Davenport and Mr. Dreggors is absolutely amazing. It is great that they were able to grow up together as friends and equals, despite their surroundings and cultural expectations during that era. I will never look at Stetson's campus the same again.

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