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us: Abbott, Robert S. (Robert Sengstacke), 1868-1940

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  • Fuller Name

    • Robert Sengstacke
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Fort Frederica (Ga.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Hampton University (Va.)
        • Organization: (naf) Kent College of Law
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Lawyers
          (lcsh) Periodical editors
            (lcsh) Journalists
        • Sources

          • found: The lonely warrior, 1955: t.p. (Robert S. Abbott)
          • found: DANB (Abbott, Robert Sengstacke, 1870-1940, newspaper editor and publisher)
          • found: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed November 26, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Abbott, Robert Sengstacke; Robert S. Abbott; African American founder, editor, and publisher of the Chicago Defender, the largest black-owned daily newspaper in the United States; born 28 November 1868 in St. Simons Island, Georgia, United States, Fort Frederica; attended Hampton University in Virginia (1892-1896), where he learned the printing trade; graduated from Kent College of Law (1898); practiced law for a few years, then changed careers to become a journalist; founded the Chicago Defender, a weekly newspaper (May 1905) which became the most widely circulated African American newspaper of its time and a leading voice in the fight against racism; through the Defender, Abbott also played a major role in the Great Migration of many African Americans from the South to Chicago during the early twentieth century; also served as a member of the Chicago Commission on Race Relations; died 29 February 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, United States)
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