William J. Trent, Jr.
William J. Trent, Jr. was the Advisor on Negro Affairs to Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes. Trent played an important role in the struggle to desegregate the park's facilities.
SubjectSegregation in Shenandoah National Park
William Johnson Trent, Jr., 1930. W. E. B. Du Bois Papers (MS 312). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
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Melanie Tenorio, “William J. Trent, Jr.,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed April 1, 2020, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/96.