Breitler Attempts to Enroll at FAMU

Flambeau front page (Feb. 12, 1960)

"A white FSU student, Alan Breitler, applied for admission as an undergraduate to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). Breitler would have been the first white student to attend FAMU. The FSU Student Senate voted to
censure Breitler and remove him from his Student Government post as undersecretary of welfare for religious affairs
('Breitler Resigns Gov't Post After Senate Asks Dismissal,' Flambeau Feb. 26, 1960, p. 1)."

(James Palcic, The History of The Black Student Union at Florida State University 1968-1978, p. 62)

 

 

"Breitler Resigns Gov't Post After Senate Asks Dismissal" (Flambeau)
Alan Breitler Yearbook Photo
"Breitler Acting on Principle" (Flambeau Editorial)
"Breitler's Application is Filed; Referred to BOC" (Flambeau)

A white FSU student, Alan Breitler, applied for admission as an undergraduate to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Universitv (FAMU). Breitler would have been the first white student to attend FAMU. The FSU Student Senate voted to
censure Breitler and remove him from his Student Government post as undersecretary of welfare for religious affairs
("Breitler resigns, II 1960, p. 1).

Flambeau front page, Feb. 19, 1960