JOHN “JAKE” OLIVER, JR. PUBLISHER 1982 – PRESENT

John Jacob “Jake” Oliver, great grandson of Afro-American Newspaper founder John J. Murphy and current CEO of the Afro-American Newspapers, was born July 20, 1945 in Baltimore,...

FRANCES MURPHY II PUBLISHER, 1971 – 1974 PUBLISHER, Washington DC 1986 – 2007

Born on October 8, 1922, in Baltimore, Maryland, Frances Louise Murphy, II, grew up in a household that was focused on the newspaper the...

JOHN H MURPHY III PUBLISHER 1967 – 1970, 1974 – 1982

John worked just about all of his life at the Afro," said Camay Calloway Murphy, his second wife. She said he knew the business...

CARL MURPHY PUBLISHER 1918-1967

Murphy became editor of the Baltimore Afro-American due to the poor health of his father in 1918.  Later, after his father passed away in 1922 Murphy...

JOHN H MURPHY SR FOUNDER/PUBLISHER 1892 – 1922

John H. Murphy Sr. hoped to live to be 100, but in the event that he didn’t, he penned a letter on his 80th...