Robert S. Abbott: His Life and Legacy

Monday  27 February  2017  7:00 PM    Monday  27 February  2017 9:00 PM
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Join the Office of Campus Life, the Baha'i Community, and Bright Star Community Outreach on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7pm for an evening to celebrate the legacy of Robert S. Abbott, founder of the Chicago Defender and graduate of Kent College of Law (1898).

In 1905 Mr. Abbott created The Chicago Defender not only to encourage people to migrate north for a better life, but to fight for their rights once they got there. The slogan of the paper and the first goal was “American race prejudice must be destroyed.” Learn about his life, inspiration, and how the legacy continues.

Hear stories from his great-grandniece and President of the
Chicago Defender Charities, Myiti Sengstacke-Rice, as she
shares the timeline of his struggles and successes of bringing
job opportunities and justice to the Black community during the early 1900s. You will also gain insight from Ron Browne; retired teacher, former curriculum coach from the Chicago Public Schools, and member of the Chicago Bahá’í Community, about Mr. Abbott’s faith and how it inspired him to stay hopeful and triumphant.

For more information:
Lynne Meyer 312.567.3160
Syda Taylor 312.371.7036
Andreana Lefton

This is a collaborative partnership as a result of the Bridging the Divide: Be the Healing community initiative. Made possible by the Sarowitz Family Fund. For more information
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