Robert Sengstacke Abbott

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Robert Sengstacke Abbott

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Birthplace: Saint Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia, United States
Death: February 29, 1940 (69)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
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Son of Thomas Butler and Flora Abbott-Sengstacke
Half brother of Herman Alexander Sengstacke; John Herman Henry Sengstacke, Jr.; Rebecca Sengstacke; Eliza Sengstacke and Susan Sengstacke

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About Robert Sengstacke Abbott

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Robert Sengstacke Abbott (November 24, 1870 – February 29, 1940) was an African-American lawyer and newspaper publisher/editor. Abbott is the founder of The Chicago Defender newspaper, which grew to have the highest circulation of any black-owned newspaper in the country. An early adherent of the Bahá'í religion in the United States, he founded the Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic in 1929, which has developed as a celebration in Chicago of African-American life.

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Robert Sengstacke Abbott's Timeline

1870
November 24, 1870
Saint Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia, United States
1940
February 29, 1940
Age 69
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States