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Afro


Address: 2519 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
Phone: 410-554-8200
Email: thinton@afro.com
Web: http://www.afro.com/


Description

The Afro-American Newspaper was founded in 1892 by John Henry Murphy Sr., a former slave, when he combined his church newspaper \"The Sunday School Helper\" with two other Baltimore newspapers. Murphy led his newspaper to national fame by the time of his death in 1922, when it was led by his son Carl Murphy, who headed the paper for 45 years and established 13 national editions. Many prominent Black journalists and writers have worked for the Afro-American, including William Worthy, J. Saunders Redding, and Langston Hughes. It remains in the Murphy family, today led by publisher John Oliver.