State Archives of Florida: Series 1360, Box 20, Folder 41
Letter from Victor G. Backus, director of the news bureau at Fisk University, to FSU President Doak Campbell expressing his opinion regarding the president's decision to expel student John Boardman.
February 5, 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.