Board of Control
Fla. State University
January 24, 1957
involved were wilfully and intentionally violating the directive of the Board of Control and wished to make certain that the board of Control and the general public knew of their wilful violation. The Association of Citizens Councils of Florida respectfully calls to your attention the above incidents. We are certain that you are aware of difficulties which must be faced by our universities as a result of the difficulties which must be faced by our universities as a result of the thoughtless and untoward acts of these students. All of the students at both universities who have been involved in these incidents must be suspened or expelled from school and they must not be allowed to re-enter any State-supported institution of higher learning ever. You are hereby called upon to take appropriate action regarding this matter, and when you do,please be assured that the memebership of the Association of Citizens Councils of Florida will stand firmly behind you and support you in every way possible.
Very truly yours,
[Signature] Homer T. Barrs
Executive Secretary and Treasurer
cc: Mr.Sam Neal,Dean of Men,F.S.U
Dr. Doak S. Campbell
State Archives of Florida: Series 1360, Box 20, Folder 41
Letter from Homer T. Barrs of the Association of Citizens Councils of Florida to the Board of Control at Florida State University encouraging the board to take action against students of state-supported institutions of higher learning participating in civil rights acitivities in Tallahassee.
January 24, 1957
In December 1956, John Boardman, a white PhD student 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.