Quoteikon Logo 200px

William Monroe Trotter Quotes


William Monroe TrotterWilliam Monroe Trotter was a lifetime activist in the American civil rights movement, he used his investments in real estate to fund the Boston Guardian newspaper which he founded in 1901. His belligerent tone gained as many enemies as it did admirers and he often found himself criticised in the press for his unyielding stance on civil rights issues. He was ahead of his time as many of his ideas were taken up by the civil rights movement as it progressed through the 1950's and 1960's. As a man who never minced his words he was known for many good one liners, so here is my list of six of the best William Monroe Trotter quotes.
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: William Monroe Trotter
  • Born: 7th April 1872, Chillicothe, Ohio, U.S.
  • Died: 7th April 1934, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Occupation: Editor and civil rights activist
  • Shock events: Involved in an angry dialogue with then president Woodrow Wilson
  • Alma mater: Harvard University
  • Best known for: Founding the Boston Guardian in 1901

"Harvard was an inspiration to me because it was the exemplar of true American freedom, equality, and real democracy"

William Monroe Trotter

"My vocation has been to wage a crusade against lynching"

William Monroe Trotter

"We claim for ourselves every single right that belongs to a freeborn American, political, civil and social"

William Monroe Trotter

"Unless the white American behaves, he will find that in teaching our boys to fight for him he was starting something that he will not be able to stop"

William Monroe Trotter

"If race prejudice and persecution and public discrimination from mere color was to spread up from the South and result in a fixed caste of color"

William Monroe Trotter

"Booker must be checkmated and we must study how to do it"

William Monroe Trotter

Great quotes are not where you find great wisdom. It's where you share this knowledge that counts

Sharing Is Caring

William Monroe Trotter quote