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COR. PLATT ST. AND SO. FLORIDA AVE.
Jan. 27, 1957
Dr. Doak S. Campbell,
Dear Dr. Campbell:
I wish to strongly protest your disciplinary action against John Boardman, who has the courage to stand up and express his convictions in the current desegregation issue.
Your action is more like that taking place in Iron Curtain countried that in free America. It will surely reflect shame on your institution and this state throughout the rest of the country.
In the interest of all that is right and fair, I urge to rescind your action at once.
[Signature] Nathan Cohen
State Archives of Florida: Series 1360, Box 20, Folder 41
Letter from Nathan Cohen to FSU President Doak Campbell protesting his decision to uphold the suspension of FSU student John Boardman.
January 27, 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.