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The Murphy Family and The Afro-American

Baltimore Black History

 
 
The Murphy Family and The Afro-American Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
1. The Murphy Family and The Afro-American Marker
Inscription. In the pages of The Afro-American newspaper and beyond, the Murphy family fought for civil rights for over a century. In 1892, John Henry Murphy, a Union Army Veteran, combined newsletters from three black churches to form a modern newspaper. The Afro achieved lasting national prominence under his son, Carl Murphy, who built the paper into a powerful, persistent force for civil rights, After Carl’s death in 1967, a new generation stepped up to lead the paper.
 
Location. 39° 17.615′ N, 76° 38.944′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Payson Street. Touch for map. The marker is on a brick post at the entrance to a parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Arabbers (a few steps from this marker); Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimore’s Lady Law (a few steps from this marker); The Royal Theater & Pennsylvania Avenue (a few steps from this marker); The Maddox Family and Time Printers (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarence and Parren Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucille Clifton
The Murphy Family and The Afro-American Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
2. The Murphy Family and The Afro-American Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph H. Lockerman and the Coppin Normal School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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