Letter from John J. Blair to Judge Leo Luke Fabisinski Regarding Virgil Hawkins Case, June 12, 1956

Letter from John J. Blair to Judge Leo Luke Fabisinski Regarding Virgil Hawkins Case, June 12, 1956

Source

State Archives of Florida: Series S776, Box 33, Folder 3

Description

Letter from John J. Blair, a member of Governor LeRoy Collins' Advisory Committee on Race Relations, to Judge Leo Luke Fabisinski, another member of the committee. The letter provides a timeline of events in the case of Virgil Hawkins, an African American man seeking admission to the law school at the University of Florida, dating from Hawkins' original petition to the Supreme Court of Florida in 1949 through the hearing in 1956 in which the State Board of Control reported on how integration would affect Florida's institutions of higher learning.