Handwritten letter to FSU President Doak Campbell regarding the dangers of foreign students

Handwritten letter to FSU President Doak Campbell regarding the dangers of foreign students

Transcript

RECEIVED JAN 28 1957

PRESIDENTS OFFICE

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.

A Foreigner

Source

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

Description

Letter from "A Foreigner" warning FSU President Doak Campbell about "foreign students."

Date

January 28, 1957

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.