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.