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Garden City in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Robert Sengstacke Abbott Boyhood Home

Founder of the Chicago Defender

 
 
Robert Sengstacke Abbott Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
1. Robert Sengstacke Abbott Boyhood Home Marker
Inscription. From 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.
 
Erected 2008 by Georgia Historical Society and the City of Savannah. (Marker Number 25-33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 5.678′ N, 81° 8.182′ W. Marker is in Garden City, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on W. Bay St (US 80) near Albion St.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31408, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jasper Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker
Robert Sengstacke Abbott Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
2. Robert Sengstacke Abbott Boyhood Home Marker
also named Jasper Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Largest Slave Sale in Georgia History (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Great Dane Dog (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sherman's March To The Sea : (approx. 1.8 miles away); Birthplace of John C. Frémont (approx. 2.3 miles away); Andrew Bryan (approx. 2.4 miles away); Storehouse (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. From Wikipedia, Robert Sengstacke Abbott. In 1905 he founded The Chicago Defender with an initial investment of 25 cents. The Defender, which was once heralded as "The World's Greatest Weekly", soon became the most widely circulated black newspaper in the country (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Chicago Defender Online. History (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. National Park Service , Fort Frederica. Robert Sengstacke Abbott, born nearby to a former slave, became the editor and publisher of The Chicago Defender, the most influential and widely read African-American owned newspaper in early 20th century America. In the 1930s Abbott paid $1,600 for the impressive white granite monument professing his loving memory
Robert Sengstacke Abbott Boyhood Home Marker, Looking east along W. Bay St (US 80) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
3. Robert Sengstacke Abbott Boyhood Home Marker, Looking east along W. Bay St (US 80)
to Celia Abbott, Mary Finnick Abbott, and his father Thomas Abbott.On November 28, 1868, Robert Abbot was born near this monument to Flora Butler and Thomas Abbott. Robert’s father died four months later of tuberculosis. After his father’s death, Flora Abbott returned with her son to her hometown of Savannah, where Robert was reared and educated. (Submitted on May 17, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Robert Sengstacke Abbott Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2009
4. Robert Sengstacke Abbott Boyhood Home Marker
(I-516 Eastbound Lynes Pkwy in background)
Robert Sengstacke Abbott image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Chicago Defender
5. Robert Sengstacke Abbott
Robert Sengstacke Abbott On November 28, 1868, was born near this monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
6. Robert Sengstacke Abbott On November 28, 1868, was born near this monument
In the 1930s Abbott paid $1,600 for the impressive white granite monument professing his loving memory to Celia Abbott, Mary Finnick Abbott, and his father Thomas Abbott. Located Fort Frederica National Monument St. Simons Island, Ga.
Abbott image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
7. Abbott
In Loving Memory of
My
Father and Aunt
Thomas Abbott
——
Celia Abbott
——
erected by Robt. S. Abbott
Granite Monument - In Loving Memory My Aunt image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
8. Granite Monument - In Loving Memory My Aunt
Mary Abbot Finnick 1823- 1873
Abbott Monument at Fort Frederica image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
9. Abbott Monument at Fort Frederica
 
 
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