32 Hour Sit-In at University’s Nassau Hall over Woodrow Wilson’s Racism Legacy
Princeton, NJ: The Black Justice League staged a 32 Hour Sit-In at historic Nassau Hall. The 32 hour sit-in ended when officials agreed to discuss Woodrow Wilson’s racism and legacy on the Princeton University campus.
Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921.
Wilson earned a Ph.D. in political science, working as a professor and scholar at various institutions before being chosen as President of Princeton University, where he worked from 1902 to 1910. In the election of 1910, he was the gubernatorial candidate of New Jersey’s Democratic Party, and was elected the 34th Governor of New Jersey, serving from 1911 to 1913. Running for president in 1912, a split in the Republican Party allowed his plurality, just over forty percent, to win him a large electoral college margin. As President, Wilson was a leading force in the Progressive Movement, bolstered by his Democratic Party’swinning control of both the White House and Congress in 1912.