Harold Michael Harvey, author of Paper Puzzle and Justice in the Round, will discuss race relations at the Third Annual membership Anniversary of the Robert S. Abbott Race and Unity Institute.
The gathering will take place on St. Simon Island, Georgia, on May 5, 2019, at 2 am.
Abbott, a native of Brunswick, Georgia, founded The Chicago Defender on May 5, 1905. For much of the 20th century, The Defender was the nation’s most significant Black-owned newspaper. At that time, the Chicago Defender ranked alongside the Atlanta Daily World, The Kansas City World, and the Birmingham World daily newspapers.
Harvey’s task is to compare Abbott’s career as a lawyer and publisher with his career as a lawyer and publisher.
After moving to Chicago, Abbott completed his secondary education and obtained his law degree.
Abbott practiced law for a short time before deciding that he could better serve the Black community by reporting on injustice in society. The Chicago Defender reported on police brutality issues that plagued the Black community in Chicago.
While Harvey worked as a journalist before practicing law, he practiced for two decades, then turned full time to the pen as his weapon to shine a light on injustice.
Harvey’s memoir Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance, is due out in the fall.
Harold Michael Harvey is an American novelist and essayist. He is a Contributor at The Hill, SCLC National Magazine, Southern Changes Magazine, Medium, and Black College Nines. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org