Woodrow Wilson Segregates Federal Government Timelines: Catto Postscript
Woodrow Wilson threw civil rights leader William Monroe Trotter out of the White House. Trotter had led a delegation of blacks to meet with the president to discuss the surge of segregation in the country. Wilson was unsympathic. During his tenure as President, Wilson expanded segregation in federal office, which included the removal of well-educated blacks from federal jobs they long held for years. Among them was Daniel Alexander Payne Murray, assistant librarian of Congress, who had joined the Library’s professional staff in 1871.