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THE FIRST COLORED Professional, Clerical and Business DIRECTORY OF BALTIMORE CITY 10th Annual Edition, 1922-1923
Volume 502, Page 3   View pdf image (33K)
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JOHN HENRY MURPHY

Publisher and editor of the Baltimore Afro-American for twenty-six years,
who died at his McCulloh street home following a brief illness, April 4th, 1922,
at the age of eighty-one.

Mr. Murphy was dean of colored newspaper men, and the first to establish
an independent weekly. In early life he was a whitewashes at fifty-five he was
broke, and with his wife's aid entered the newspaper business. He developed
the Afro-American until it is the largest newspaper in the East, with the best
equipped plant owned and operated by colored people in the United States.

N. B. The following is a suggestion made by the publisher of this directory,
Mr. Robt. W. Coleman

Why not name the next Public School erected in Baltimore for colored children;
"The John Henry Murphy School"?

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THE FIRST COLORED Professional, Clerical and Business DIRECTORY OF BALTIMORE CITY 10th Annual Edition, 1922-1923
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