Cleveland Abbott Paved The Way And Created Opportunities For Many

Aug 21, 2018

In The Moment ... August 21, 2018 Show 405 Hour 2

Cleveland Abbott
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Cleveland Abbott excelled both academically and athletically. 

Born in the late 1800's, Cleveland Abbott paved the way and created opportunities for many.

As a young black child, Cleveland didn't let much of anything get in his way.

Here to help us get to know Cleveland Abbott is Bruce Danielson. Bruce is a bit of a historian I'd guess you say and is very passionate about Mr. Abbott.

You can learn more about Cleveland Abbott by visiting the South Dakota African American Museum inside the Washington Pavilion in downtown Sioux Falls.

Bruce Danielson
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The Honors Ceremony is going to be held in Chamberlain/Oacoma, SD on September 7 and 8 and is open to the public. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on the Hall of Fame website at or by calling the Hall at 605-234-4216.