I took my 3-year-old granddaughter for a ride the other day. She got mad when I told her we weren’t going anywhere ... just riding. That made no sense to her so she fell asleep.
Abbott was born in c.1868 on St. Simons Island, graduated from Hampton Institute, went to law school, and founded a paper that circulated throughout the country. It was a lifeline of information and a catalyst for activism and organizing for African-Americans in the Jim Crow era.
I look forward to the day my granddaughter stays awake long enough for me to bore her with these stories, and I hope I live long enough to see her grow to appreciate them.