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The Lonely Warrior: The Life and Times of Robert S. Abbott, Founder of the Chicago Defender

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The Lonely Warrior: The Life and Times of Robert S. Abbott, Founder of the Chicago Defender by Roi Ottley

In May 1905 Robert S. Abbott started publishing the Chicago Defender. The paper attacked racial injustice, particularly lynching in the south. The Defender did not use the words “Negro” or “black” in its pages. Instead, African Americans were referred to as “the Race” and black men and women as “Race men and Race women.” Many places in the south effectively banned the paper, especially when, during World War I, Abbott actively tried to convince southern blacks to migrate to the north. Abbott managed to get railroad porters to carry his papers south and he ran articles, editorials, cartoons -even train schedules and job listings to convince the Defender

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Pages: 381
Size: 5.3 MB
Publisher: Ebooks for Students, Ltd.
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9780997672404 (DRM-EPUB)

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03/26/2017
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