- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) - Another college in New Jersey has decided to keep former President Woodrow Wilson’s name on a school building.

Monmouth University’s board voted Thursday to keep his name on one of its most prominent buildings, while also promising that “significant steps be taken to ensure a comprehensive and balanced understanding of Wilson’s legacy.”

Princeton decided in April to keep Wilson’s name on its prestigious public policy school, months after a black student group demanded its removal.

Wilson served as president of Princeton from 1902 to 1910 and became the country’s 28th president in 1913, serving until 1921. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919.

But he also supported segregation, including in the federal government, rolling back progress for the emerging black middle class in the nation’s capital.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide