Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Rev. Robert Tabscott, Civil Rights Activist in St. Louis Area, Dies [Corrected 06/22/17]

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Rev. Robert Tabscott, Civil Rights Activist in St. Louis Area, Dies [Corrected 06/22/17]

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CORRECTION PUBLISHED Tuesday, 5/23/2017: The Rev. Robert W. Tabscott, who died May 12, is survived by his second wife, Kay (Lewis) Tabscott of St. Louis; stepchildren Stephanie Nehls of St. Louis and David Patty-G'Sell of Bloomington, Ill.; and 12 step-grandchildren. Incomplete information was provided for an item in Saturday's "Joe's St. Louis" column.

The Rev. Robert W. Tabscott a longtime civil-rights activist, minister and columnist in the St. Louis area died May 12 at Delmar Gardens West after a long illness. He was 79.

Tabscott was most widely known as the director of the Elijah Lovejoy Society. He founded the organization in 1975 in honor of the abolitionist and newspaper editor who died in 1837 while defending his Alton printing press from a pro-slavery mob. …

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