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 John Henry Murphy, Sr

John Henry Murphy, Sr

Birth
Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 5 Apr 1922 (aged 81)
Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 21294508 · View Source
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Husband of Martha E. Howard Murphy.

Newspaper Publisher. Civil Rights Activist.

John Henry Murphy was born into slavery but he was freed by the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. He served in the Civil War as a sergeant. On April 13, 1892, he merged his church newspaper The Sunday School Helper with two other church publications, The Ledger and The Afro-American to form The Afro-American. Mr. Murphy tirelessly used the pages of the newspaper to fight against injustices like housing segregation. By the time of his death in 1922, The Afro-American had expanded to other cities and was the most widely circulated African American newspaper on the East Coast. His family continued to manage the paper after his death and rose to political prominence in Baltimore.

Children:
George B. Murphy
Harriet D. Murphy
Frances L. Murphy
Lily B. Murphy Thompson
Rose M. Murphy Oliver
John H. Murphy, Jr
Daniel H. Murphy


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  • Created by: Sean Paul Murphy
  • Added: 1 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21294508
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Murphy, Sr (25 Dec 1840–5 Apr 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21294508, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Sean Paul Murphy (contributor 46824373) .