Trotter a Detriment to His Cause

Creator

Identifier

CS88A

Description

Short editorial about "Negro journals" that once supported Wilson but are now denouncing him.

Source

Library of Congress
Wilson Papers, Series 4, 152A Reel 231, Manuscript Division

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Relation

CS88

Language

English

Provenance

Digital copy acquired from federal archives by previous WWPL Archivist, Heidi Hackford.

Text

EDITORIALS.

Editors of the Negro press are warmly commending William Monroe Trotter for insulting the President. Thus the Negro kills himself.

Negro journals that were loudest in praise of Mr. Wilson, when that gentleman was a candidate for the presidency, are now foremost in denouncing him. Why? We did not support Mr. Wilson, yet from all indications he is measuring up in statesmanship, with his predecessors in the White House. It is barely possible that our Negro Democratic brethren expected too much at the hands of the President. If so, we would remind them that the age of miracles are past.

Original Format

Newspaper Article

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/CS88A.pdf

Citation

Unknown, “Trotter a Detriment to His Cause,” c. 1914 December, CS88A, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.