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[[preprinted]] 3435 INDIANA AVENUE  ESTABLISHED MAY 5, 1905  Calumet 5-5636
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The Chicago Defender
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April 22, 1955

Brig. General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
The U.S Army Air Force
The Pentagon
Washington, D.C.

Dear General Davis:
Each year, the Chicago Defender is
privileged to select the individuals and institutions which more than any other contributed most to the advancement of American Democracy and the ideals of the late Robert S Abott during the preceding year.  

Those so selected are named the to the Chicago Defender Honor Roll.

We are happy to express our sincere gratitude for the magnificent contribution you have made to a secure nation and greater personal happiness for all mankind. In token of your selection to the 1954 Chicago Defender Honor Roll, you are herewith presented with a certificate of Award.

May God speed your continued efforts on behalf of the cause we hold so dear. 

Sincerely yours,
[[signature]] John H. Sengstacke [[/singature]]
John H. Sengstacke
Publisher and Editor
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