William Monroe Trotter HouseEdit profile
The William Monroe Trotter House, is located at 97 Sawyer Avenue atop Jones Hill in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. It was the home of African-American journalist William Monroe Trotter. He and his wife Geraldine Louise Pindell moved into the two-story wood frame home when they were married in June, 1899.
A graduate of Harvard College, Trotter helped organize the "Boston Literary and Historical Association" in 1901, a forum for militant political thinkers like W. E. B. Du Bois and Oswald Garrison Villard. The same year, he founded The Guardian, a weekly newspaper in which he regularly criticized educator Booker T. Washington for his accommodationist policies. He was also a founder, along with Du Bois, of]] the Niagara Movement in 1905——a precursor of the NAACP.
It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
The house is private and is not open to the public.