State Archives of Florida: Series 1360, Box 20, Folder 41
Statement given by State Board of Control discouraging student participation in civil rights demonstrations dated January 22, 1957.
January 22, 1957
Handwritten note: "Statement given for release by Dr. Ralph Miller, Chairman, State Board of Control." In December 1956, John Boardman, a white PhD student in theoretical physics at Florida State University, invited three black international Florida A&M University students to an FSU International Students Club Christmas party on the FSU campus. As a result, Boardman was not allowed to re-enroll at FSU.