The Guardian of Boston. William Monroe Trotter.

New York: Atheneum, 1970. First edition. 8.25" x 5.25". 307pp. Yellow and brown cloth, in dust wrapper. Fine condition. The VG+ jacket has a two inch closed tear on the rear panel. A study of the Boston newspaper editor and real estate businessman and activist for African-American civil rights. Trotter was an early opponent of the accommodationist race policies of Booker T. Washington, and in 1901 founded the Boston Guardian, an independent African-American newspaper he used to express that opposition. Active in protest movements for civil rights throughout the 1900s and 1910s, he also revealed some of the differences within the African-American community. He also assisted the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Item #28784

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