Black Ancestors : Re-Education of Jim Crow

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  1. MANASIAC

    MANASIAC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alot of people believe that Jim Crow was only a southern policy.

    However, Jim Crow was actually federal law enacted by Woodrow Wilson, and was a national problem not just a southern problem.

    William Monroe Trotter was one of the few African-American Elite who were fighting against Jim Crow here is a link to his bio:

    http://www.bridgew.edu/HOBA/Trotter.cfm

    Here are some other links about this great man:

    http://www.trotterinst.org/ - The Trotter Institue

    http://www.trottergroup.com/trotter.htm - A brief dialogue about his heated debate with Wooddrow Wilson in the oval office.

    http://www.trottergroup.com/index.html - Journalistic Commentary about Black America.

    Also there is a book written by NIcholas Patler Entitled "Jim Crow and the Wilson Administration" - It talkes about William Monroe Trotter and other grassroots movements to end Federal Jim Crow.
     
  2. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the history lesson brother Man!
     
  3. MANASIAC

    MANASIAC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for reading Brother Pan.
     
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    The Trotter GroupBlack Voices in Commentary

    By Derrick Z. Jackson

    ON NOVEMBER 12, 1914, William Monroe Trotter, editor of the Guardian newspaper, went to the White House to confront President Woodrow Wilson. Trotter had supported Wilson's election, but lynching was flaring up, and segregation was more rigid than ever. Trotter asked Wilson where he stood.

    Wilson replied: "Segregation is not humiliating, but a benefit. ... Your manner offends me." A 45-minute argument ensued during which. Trotter said: "Two years ago, you were regarded as a second Abraham Lincoln. ... Now we colored leaders [who supported Wilson] are denounced in the colored churches as traitors to our race."

    The argument made the front page of The New York Times. The mainstream press characterized Trotter as a poor representative of his race, possessing "superabundant untactful belligerency." Many African-Americans publicly criticized Trotter's judgment, too..

    However, W.E.B. DuBois praised Trotter for his fearlessness and unselfish devotion to the higher interests of the Negro race. Oswald Garrison Villard, a grandson of William Lloyd Garrison, said that perhaps "one has to be rude to get into the press and do good with a just cause!"

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    Trotter was perhaps the most "rude" African-American journalist this nation has produced. The first African-American Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard, Trotter was uncompromising. He attacked both racists and the African-American accommodationists.


    He and DuBois drafted the Declaration of Principles for the Niagara Movement of leading African-American opinion makers, saying: "Persistent manly agitation is the way to liberty. ... We black men have our own duties ... to respect ourselves, even as we respect others. But in doing so, we shall not cease to remind the white man of his responsibility.

    We refuse to allow the impression to remain that the Negro-American assents to inferiority, is submissive under oppression and apologetic before insults."

    Trotter's legacy of lone wolf protest, which included confronting the president of the United States, cannot be forgotten. Thus we, African-American columnists of this nation, call ourselves The Trotter Group.

    Derrick Z. Jackson
    http://www.trottergroup.org/trotter.htm
     
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    ang-EL Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Good thread...yup and we can still clearly see the effects of jim crowe and willie lynchism this very day!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    world class thankz for all this info and history
     
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    Thankz for the information!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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