Tallahassee, FL – Jessica Kinsey is an 18-year- old pre med major with orange and green roots. She's a third generation Rattler and her pride runs deep- it was inherited from her family. So deep in fact, that the connection is physical. Twenty years ago her mother was a student, and stayed in Diamond Hall. Now, Jessica calls the same dorm home.
Me and my brother used to dress alike in our orange and green and we used to have our little pompoms. I remember looking at the cheerleaders.
Her grandparents were students at the university in 1960's. In fact, her grandfathers were roomed together. Her grandmother used to tell her stories about living in a segregated Tallahassee.
My grandma used to see the students protesting, there was a lot of prejudice- they really didn't like the atmosphere.
Jessica wears her Rattler heritage with pride. She says that she hopes her brother comes to the university as well.
My grandfathers were roommates, my grandmother went here, my father and my mother met at FAMU.
Her family is coming to Saturday's homecoming game. For the Kinsey's, homecoming is truly like coming home. For WFSU-FM, I'm Lynn Hatter.