Monroe Trotter’s Protest to Woodrow Wilson


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William Monroe Trotter, son of the noted Union army soldier and activist James Monroe Trotter, was born on April 7, 1872, at his grandparents’ farm in Springfield Township, Ohio, and raised in a middle-class neighborhood in Boston. He graduated from Harvard with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1895 and earned his master’s there the following year. Primarily known as a journalist, he served in various activist organizations and, in 1901, founded (along with George W. Forbes) the influential newspaper the Boston Guardian, which served as an important news vehicle promoting...

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