The Gist

Woodrow Wilson’s Racist Legacy

The former Princeton president screened Birth of a Nation and supported segregation.

Woodrow Wilson.

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On The Gist, professor Julian Zelizer joins us to discuss how to understand Woodrow Wilson in the context of his time, and how Princeton is grappling with that legacy today. He’s the author of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society. For the Spiel, Trump induced anxiety gets its own crisis intervention hotline.


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