RECEIVED JAN 28 1957
After these foreign students cause riot. I suppose you will finally suspend them.
They are trained agitators. They are part of the young communist wing. You better wise up. There is also a band of them at U of F. The future of F.S.U. is at stake as well as segregation. Don't take this note lightly, I know.
State Archives of Florida: Series 1360, Box 20, Folder 41
Letter from "A Foreigner" warning FSU President Doak Campbell about "foreign students."
January 28, 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.