Statement from State Board of Control

Statement from State Board of Control

Source

State Archives of Florida: Series 1360, Box 20, Folder 41

Description

Statement given by State Board of Control discouraging student participation in civil rights demonstrations dated January 22, 1957.

Date

January 22, 1957

Creator

State Board of Control

Format

Proclamations

Coverage

Civil Rights Movement in Florida (1954-1975)

General Note

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.