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The AFRO’S  Beginnings: 1892-1917

The AFRO Celebrates 125 Years

To mark the AFRO’s 125 years of continuous publication, we have gone through our extensive archives to find the most compelling and informative articles the paper put out with an eye to highlighting unsung heroes and the AFRO employees...

The AFRO’s Beginnings: 1892-1917

The newspaper that for 125 years has focused on informing and igniting African American communities around the country got its start on August 13, 1892. The early AFRO-American Newspaper was edited by the Rev. William Alexander, founding pastor of the...

Notable Moments in Black History 1892 – 1917

1892                             Activist Ida B. Wells begins her anti-lynching campaign with the publication of Southern Horrors: Lynch Law and in All Its Phases and a speech in New York City's Lyric Hall (Photo Credit: Public Domain) Operatic soprano Sissieretta Jones becomes...

Unsung Heroes: 1892-1917

Joe Gans (1874-1910) – Boxer Joe Gans was born Joseph Gant in 1874 in Baltimore, Md. He fought from 1891 to 1909 and is known as the first African American World Boxing Champion of the 20th Century. Meta Vaux Warrick...

Violence Against African Americans: 1892-1917

Violence against African American and within their communities was never more prevalent than the years after Reconstruction. This is the atmosphere in which the AFRO American Newspaper developed under the tutelage of John H. Murphy, Sr. Murphy and his reporters...

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