Afro-American Newspaper — “The Afro” — Marks 125 Years


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The Afro, based in Baltimore, recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. Founded in 1892 by John S. Murphy, it remains the nation’s oldest black family-owned newspaper. Only the Philadelphia Tribune, founded in 1884, has been publishing longest among current black-owned newspapers. Click here to read the articles and view the anniversary gala, with a presentation to and keynote address by Margot Shetterly, author of the bestseller, Hidden Figures, that starts about 52:00 into the recording.

 

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