Harvey to Address Abbott Race and Unity Institute
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. In the early 20th century, The Defender was the most significant Black-owned newspaper in the nations.
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.
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.