Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
It was Providence which led me to the Massachusetts State Library in Boston on the afternoon of November 17, 1970. I had travelled two thousand miles in search of non-existent copies of the Boston Guardian, a black weekly once edited by William Monroe Trotter. Despite my effort I was informed that its holdings had mysteriously disappeared ten years before. However, in a gesture of appreciation for the distance that I had travelled I was supplied with a copy of Stephens Fox's The Guardian of Boston: William Monroe Trotter. While zealously devouring its pages I came upon a reference to a race journal called The Appeal edited by John Q. Adams of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Taylor, David Vasser, "John Adams and the Western Appeal: Advocates of the protest tradition" (1971). Student Work. 460.