In Response to: Wilson, Revisited

I was pleased to read PAW’s mention of William Monroe Trotter’s White House meeting with President Woodrow Wilson 1879. Because of his vigorous protests of Wilson’s allowing segregation of several federal offices, Trotter was ejected. Trotter has been a hero of mine since he was the subject of my 1958 senior thesis. Critics of Wilson’s racism should appreciate how this African American 1895 Harvard graduate fought a valiant real-time battle with Wilson in 1914.

Charles Puttkammer ’58
Mackinac Island, Mich.