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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:30 P.M.9:00 P.M.
Tufts University historian Kerri Greenidge's biography reestablishes William Monroe Trotter's essential place in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes. An unlikely American hero with the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, Trotter galvanized black working-class citizens to wield their political power despite the violent racism of post- Reconstruction America. For more than 30 years, Trotter published the Guardian, a weekly Boston newspaper that was read across the nation. Synthesizing years of archival research, Greenidge renders the drama of turn-of-the-century America and reclaims Trotter as a seminal figure, whose life offers a link between the vision of Frederick Douglass and black radicalism in the modern era.
  • Royall House and Slave Quarters, 15 George Street
  • Medford, Middlesex County, MA (Metrowest Boston)
  • contact: 781-396-9032
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  • cost: Free admission for members; non-members $10.