Founder of the Chicago DefenderFrom 1878 to 1889, Robert Sengstacke Abbott lived in the parsonage of Pilgrim Congregational Church, once located on this site. His stepfather John H. H. Sengstacke, minister of the church, published the Woodville Times. Abbott learned the printing trade here and developed his commitment to equal rights for African-Americans. In 1905, he founded the Chicago Defender, a newspaper that revolutionized African-American journalism. He fought to abolish Jim Crow laws and establish a non-discriminatory society. The Defender played a major role in initiating the Great Migration (1915-1919) of approximately 1.3 million blacks to northern cities.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Society and the City of Savannah|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:08pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 487132 N 3550933|
|Decimal Degrees||32.09463333, -81.13636667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 5.678', W 81° 8.182'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 5' 40.68" N, 81° 8' 10.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3001 W Bay St, Savannah GA 31408, US|
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