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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Chicago Public Library unveils historic black newspaper archive

"The Chicago Public Library has unveiled an archive that chronicles the history of the Chicago Defender, one of the nation's most important African-American newspapers. The Abbott-Sengstacke Family Papers encompasses the extensive personal correspondence of the newspaper's founder, Robert S. Abbott, dating from the 1880s to the 1940s, and his nephew and publishing heir John Sengstacke, from the 1920s to the 1990s"

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