Garden City in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Robert Sengstacke Abbott Boyhood Home
Founder of the Chicago Defender
Erected 2008 by Georgia Historical Society and the City of Savannah. (Marker Number 25-33.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Communications. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 32° 5.678′ N, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31408, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jasper Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Jasper Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Largest Slave Sale in Georgia History (approx. 0.8 miles away); Moses J. Jackson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hudson Hill (approx. one mile away); First Schools in West Savannah (approx. 1.1 miles away); Commercial Development of Western Savannah (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Great Dane Dog (approx. 1.6 miles away).
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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. 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 to Celia Abbott, Mary Finnick (Submitted on May 17, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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