- New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Robert Sengstacke Abbott (1868-1940)
- Davis, Pablo J.
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- African American newspaper editors--Illinois--Chicago
African American newspapers--Illinois--Chicago
African American civic leaders--Illinois--Chicago
African American boys--Georgia--Savannah
African American lawyers--Illinois--Chicago
Civil rights movements--Illinois--Chicago
- Abbott, Robert S. (Robert Sengstacke), 1868-1940
- United States, Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, 32.08354, -81.09983
United States, Georgia, Glynn County, Saint Simons Island, 31.15051, -81.36954
United States, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, 41.85003, -87.65005
- Encyclopedia article about Georgia native Robert Sengstacke Abbott who founded, edited, and published the Chicago Defender, for decades the country's dominant African American newspaper. Through the pages of the Defender, Abbott exercised enormous influence on the rise of the black community in Chicago, Illinois, and on national African American culture.
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