Spreading Good News (Post 632 – BLACK HISTORY TUESDAY: Robert Sengstacke Abbott, one of the First African American Millionaires)

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TODAY’S BLOG

We all should know more about the contributions that African-Americans have made in the fields of science and medicine, as well as art, music, the written word, sports, and just-everyday life.

“Black History Month,” (February) is over, but I will continue Spreading Good News about Black History on what I will call “Black History Tuesday.”

I hope you enjoy this piece!

BLACK HISTORY TUESDAY:  Robert Sengstacke Abbott, one of the First African American Millionaires

Source:  The Internet

Born in 1870 to formerly enslaved parents, Abbott attended Hampton Institute in Virginia and then went on to graduate from Kent Law School (now Chicago-Kent College of Law) in 1899.  In May 1905, he started publishing the Chicago Defender.  In the early years he personally sold subscriptions to the paper and advertising by going door to door.

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’s southern readers to come North.  The “Great Northern Migration,” as it was called in the Defender, resulted in more than one million blacks migrating North, about 100,000 of them coming to Chicago.  The Defender was passed from person to person, and read aloud in barbershops and churches.  It is estimated that, at its height, each paper sold was read by four to five African Americans, putting its readership at over 500,000 people each week.

In the burgeoning economic times of the 1920s, with hundreds of new products and the growth of advertising, the Defender became an economic success and Abbott became one of the first African American millionaires.  He died in Chicago in 1940, with the Defender still a success.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

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Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

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SOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman.

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

http://www.davidkanigan.com/  Lead.Learn.Live.  David Kanigan:  Inspiration, Ideas & Information.

http://callingoftheheart.wordpress.com  Spirituality, Psychology, and Political.

http://www.petedenton.wordpress.com  Writer of short stories, Flash fiction, and some scripts.

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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12 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 632 – BLACK HISTORY TUESDAY: Robert Sengstacke Abbott, one of the First African American Millionaires)

  1. Author and movie star via YouTube! Love your readings and your poems. Very impressive Joyce.

  2. Sandra says:

    Do you know when the last publication was and if any of his descendents followed in his footsteps?

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