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

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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, Maryland. His entrance into sixth grade was used to integrate the previously all white John...

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

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Born on October 8, 1922, in Baltimore, Maryland, Frances Louise Murphy, II, grew up in a household that was focused on the newspaper the family published. Murphy’s the granddaughter,of John H Murphy Sr and the daughter of Carl Murphy. In...

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

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John worked just about all of his life at the Afro," said Camay Calloway Murphy, his second wife. She said he knew the business end from college but also was comfortable in every step of production, working with newspaper...

CARL MURPHY PUBLISHER 1918-1967

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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 became the leader of one of the most influential African American publications in the United...

JOHN H MURPHY SR FOUNDER/PUBLISHER 1892 – 1922

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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 birthday that he wanted opened in 20 years. It told the story of his life,...

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