Letter from Naikan Cohen to FSU President Doak Campbell regarding the suspension of John Boardman

Letter from Naikan Cohen to FSU President Doak Campbell regarding the suspension of John Boardman

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Jan. 27, 1957

Dr. Doak S. Campbell,

President, FSU

Tallahassee, Fla.

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.

Cordially yours,

[Signature] Nathan Cohen

Source

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

Description

Letter from Naikan Cohen to FSU President Doak Campbell protesting his decision to uphold the suspension of FSU student John Boardman.

Date

January 27, 1957

Creator

Cohen, Naikan

Contributors

Tampa Novelty Company

Format

Correspondence

Coverage

Civil Rights Movement in Florida (1954-1975)

General Note

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.