March 17, 2024

Robert S. Abbott: Pioneering African-American Newspaper Publisher

Robert Sengstacke Abbott (1870–1940) was an influential African-American newspaper publisher, editor, and entrepreneur. He is best known as the founder of the Chicago Defender, a groundbreaking newspaper that played a pivotal role in shaping African-American culture, politics, and civil rights during the early 20th century. Early Life and Education Abbott was born on November 24,…

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Rakesh Wynswell