During the first quarter of the 20th century George W. Forbes (1864-1927) was an important journalist for national race politics. From 1893 to 1903, he edited the Boston Courant, one of Boston's early Black newspapers. He helped start the Boston Guardian, founded and published by William M. Trotter in 1901. He wrote the 'flaming and scorching' editorials for The Guardian denouncing Booker T. Washington. Leaving The Guardian in 1904, he edited the African Methodist Episcopal Review. Forbes contributed articles on race relations and Black history to the Springfield Republican andthe Boston Transcript and did reviews for the NAACP's Crisis magazine.