Robert S. Abbott
@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionPhotograph of the attendees of a meeting of black leaders in Washington, D.C. in 1918. Approximately fifty African American men stand on stairs at the front of a building. Robert S. Abbott, a Georgia native, was a prominent journalist who founded the Chicago Defender in 1905. He is pictured (second row, fifth from right) in June 1918 at a meeting of black leaders in Washington, D.C. Prominent historian and educator W. E. B. Du Bois stands in the first row, fourth from the right.