Telefax Expressing Opposition to FSU President Doak Campbell's Decison to Expel John Boardman, 1957

Telefax Expressing Opposition to FSU President Doak Campbell's Decison to Expel John Boardman, 1957

Transcript

Telefax
Western Union
A LLC 185 PD= Atlanta GA 27 135PME=
Office of President=
Florida State University Tallahassee FLO=
The Student Association of Morehouse College Wishes
To Express Its Deep Regret At the Expulsion of John Boardman from Florida State University we strongly urge you to reconsider this action as it can only worsen the Racial situation in Georgia make more difficult the adjustments to come and shed an unfavorable light upon Florida State University=
The Morehouse Students assn=

Source

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

Description

Letter from the Morehouse College Students Association encouraging FSU President Doak Campbell to reconsider his decision to expel student John Boardman.

Date

1957

Creator

Morehouse College Students Association

Contributors

Morehouse College

Format

Faxes

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.