Hastings was born in Altamonte Springs, Florida, the son of Mildred L. (Merritt) and Julius "J. C." Hastings and attended Crooms Academy in Goldsboro (Sanford), Florida. Hastings was later educated at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in zoology and botany from Fisk in 1958. He attended Howard University School of Law from 1958 to 1960, and received his Juris Doctor from Florida A&M University College of Law in 1963. While in school, he became a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He was admitted to the bar in 1963, and began to practice law.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcee_Hastings
Man, talk about HBCU ALUM....Howard, Fisk, FAMU and he was a Kappa.