William Monroe Trotter was a twentieth century abolitionist. He was a man of principle whose dedication to the cause of equality was never disputed. Many criticized his methodology, but the l960s saw a revitalization of his direct action approach. His life is an interesting profile in the study of leadership. He left no long standing organization, but in the history of the NAACP we can see his influence, His life is also the story of opportunities that converge but do not merge.
Edwards, William A.
"William Monroe Trotter: A Twentieth Century Abolitionist,"
Trotter Review: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol2/iss1/6