The African-American man who gave a voice to the voiceless, Robert Abbott, has been my lifelong inspiration. Mr.Abbott founded the weekly newspaper known as the Chicago Defender in 1905. Abbott’s cultivation of this newspaper paved the way for a plethora of other African-American newspapers. Such as Essence, Jet, Black Enterprise, The Source, and The Undefeated. His newspaper served as a catalyst for the Great Migration, encouraging African-Americans to abandon the south and relocate up north. Along with encouraging them to relocate, Abbott provided individuals who migrated to Chicago manufacturing jobs as a welcome. As a result of Abbott’s encouragement to abandon the south, The Defender was banned in that area. But that did not stop Abbott from completing his mission. Abbott utilized a network of black railroad porters to deliver his prominent message of liberation to the south. And these porters were coined the name of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. After the Great Migration, Abbott focused his newspaper on other prominent issues that African-Americans were plagued with. Which included Jim Crow laws, Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, and the Chicago Riots in 1919. Robert Abbott was a man dedicated, determined, and disciplined to assist his people in achieving a better lifestyle. He was able to influence millions of African-Americans to flee from their oppressors. Abbott spoke out bravely for those that were mute. And for this I have and forever will hold him high. Robert Abbott’s legacy has inspired me to be a voice for the voiceless as well. I am determined to become a lawyer and advocate for African-Americans that have been victims of sexual violence. I was a victim of sexual violence and voiceless about it. But I finally gave myself a voice my junior year of high school. Now, I am working diligently towards my goal to be a voice for other victims, as Robert Abbott was. Abbott has also inspired me to see my goals through the end. He was presented with an obstacle when his paper was banned in the south, but he found another way to convey his message. As for me, I know there will be obstacles ahead in my journey but I must not allow them to deter me from my end goal. Abbott also inspired me to avoid becoming complacent. He was did not become complacent with just having African-Americans migrate to the north, he provided them with employment opportunities as well. So as I advocate for victims of sexual violence, I will not get complacent and just speak. I want to and will provide those individuals with therapy opportunities and any health accommodations that need to be made. All in all, Robert Abbott’s legacy has inspired me in a multitude of ways. And I aspire to have to such an impactful influence on individuals as he did.