Within the past year, students at Princeton University have protested to have Wilson's name and image removed from campus. And some even look at the broader racial tensions roiling America today and direct part of the blame toward early 20th-century presidents like Wilson who stood by as African Americans lost many of the rights and social progress they had gained decades before, during Reconstruction.
In the newest episode of the Presidential podcast, biographer John Milton Cooper and Woodrow Wilson House executive director Robert Enholm lead us through the 28th president's complicated legacy today.
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In previous episodes of the Presidential podcast, we've explored topics like Abraham Lincoln's language and the violent life of Andrew Jackson. The podcast is hosted by Lillian Cunningham, editor of The Washington Post's On Leadership section.
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