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  • Tags: Trotter Incident

Newspaper account of President Wilson's harsh words for the delegation of African-American leaders from the National Independence Equal Rights League who met with him to discuss segregation of federal employees.
Newspaper clipping regarding the Trotter incident at the White House.
Newspaper article from the Amsterdam News on the decision to cancel a public meeting in New York City with William Monroe Trotter.
Letter from Anderson to Tumulty describing his successful attempt to call off a meeting with Mr. Trotter and saying that his job may be threatened as a result.
Short editorial about "Negro journals" that once supported Wilson but are now denouncing him.
Letter sharing an editorial critical of William Trotter.
Terrell encloses a clipping from the Indianapolis World he describes as the "sanest utterance" he's seen on the Trotter incident.
Joseph W. Henderson, editor of the New England Torchlight writes to Woodrow Wilson disagreeing with Wilson's stance in favor of segregation in the government departments.
Asking President Wilson to act against segregation in the government departments.
Sending resolutions made by the Methodist Episcopal Preachers' Meeting regretting Woodrow Wilson's backing of separation of the races in government employment.
Samuel Jackson Hargrave writes to Wilson in the wake of the Trotter incident saying that tens of thousands of African American voters are ready to vote for him again, and sends a Thanksgiving hymn he's written and dedicated to the President.
Letter to the editor equating Wilson's treatment of Trotter with his treatment of women suffragists.
Letter to the Editor answering the letter of Alma Whitaker regarding the south.
Note introducing clippings from the Los Angeles Daily Times which she is enclosing.
Thoughtful letter disagreeing with Trotter's methods and trusting that the "episode in question will not be allowed to lessen your sympathy."
Letter expressing regret that "W.M. Trotter and his Committee proved to be unqualified for the mission they sought to perform."
Article describing African American views on how the meeting went between President Wilson and William Trotter.
Letter applauding Wilson for the way he responded to Trotter and suggesting that African Americans are "indebted to the United States and the institution of slavery."
Letter to President Wilson apologizing for William Trotter's behavior.
Republican member of the public praises President Wilson's stance on segregation.
African American letter writer criticizes Trotter.
Translation of an editorial from a German newspaper of Saint Louis, Missouri, referring to the Trotter incident and condoning segregation in the federal government.
Postmaster from St. Louis sends along a clipping from an American German newspaper and praises President Wilson's views on segregation.
Member of the public praises Wilson's stance on segregation.
Director of the Hampton Institute writes to President Wilson to apologize for William Trotter.
Newspaper article about the Trotter incident.
Writer believes Wilson had a right to be displeased, presumably by Trotter's conduct.

Date: c. 1914
Letter saying that the sentiment of the African Americans in the South is not the same as Trotter's and sending blessings for Wilson's continued success.
Letter expressing regret over the Trotter incident and talking about the race problem in the U.S.
Expressing sympathy with Wilson's administration and endorsing Mr. R. S. King for a position in that administration.
Member of the public commends President Wilson's treatment of William Trotter.
Commending Wilson on his handling of the Trotter incident.
Letter "heartily approving of the well deserved rebuke the President administered" during the Trotter incident and hoping he will be free from annoyance in the future.
Republican commends Wilson’s treatment of Trotter and says "Republicans of the South believe as you do."
Letter to Woodrow Wilson commending segregation in the federal government and regretting Trotter incident.
Roundtree writes the President to assure him that "the country don't approve of Mr. Trotters' insult to you."
Letter recounting an experience Rosenwald had with William M. Trotter, who said Rosenwald was inducing segregation in his attempts to build YMCAs for African Americans.
Clipping from unidentified newspaper about the Trotter incident.
Letter regarding the Trotter incident and the custom of appointing an African American to the office of Recorder of Deeds in the District of Columbia.
Fragment of clipping from unidentified newspaper about segregation in the federal government under Woodrow Wilson.

Date: c. 1914
Newspaper article, "Jim Crow Law at Washington."
Writer apologizes for Trotter’s conduct and says the races need to understand each other better.
Letter writer supports Wilson's rebuke of Trotter.
Letter writer hints at harming Trotter if Wilson sends him to Baton Rouge.
Letter giving justifications for segregation and saying that African Americans have caused the "degeneration of the White Southern race."
Letter to Wilson congratulating him for his "kind words... to Chairman Trotter."
Letter to Wilson congratulating him on his "wise, dignified, and fearless rejoinder" to Trotter.
Newspaper clipping from the New York Press recounting the Trotter incident.
Member of the public describes outrage at behavior of William Trotter.
Letter on Texas & Pacific Railway Company letterhead commending Wilson for his response to the Trotter incident.
Letter writer calls Wilson’s treatment of African-Americans better than Lincoln’s.
Black supporter claims that William Trotter had political motivations.
Editor of "Southern Stories" praises Wilson's treatment of William Trotter
Ross trusts that the Trotter incident will not affect the "standing of the calm members of my race."
Letter on letterhead of The National Co-Operative Association of America saying that the writer is glad Woodrow Wilson reprimanded Trotter and informing him of a national congress to be held in Jersey City, NJ in September, 1915.
AME Zion church pastor apologizes for Trotter, who shouldn't have approached the President at a time when the President was busy with international affairs.
Article describes meeting between William Trotter and President Wilson.
Letter to Woodrow Wilson from Congressman James A. Gallivan urging abolition of segregation in the federal government so that the reputation for justice and equality in the Democratic party may be maintained.
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