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Murphy, Carl, 1889-1967

  • [Individual was a Spingarn Medal awardee.]

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        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
        • Organization: (naf) Friedrich-Schiller-Universit├Ąt Jena
        • Organization: (naf) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
        • Organization: (naf) Morgan College (Baltimore, Md.)
        • Organization: (naf) National Newspaper Publishers Association (U.S.)
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        (naf) Baltimore (Md.)
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    • found: NUCMC data from Maryland Historical Society for Collins, W. Oral history interview, 1976(Murphy, Carl; Afro-American newspaper publisher, of Baltimore, Md.)
    • found: WWWA, 1961-1968(Murphy, Carl; b. 1889; d. 1967)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 13, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Murphy, Carl; newspaper editor/publisher; born 1889 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States; graduated from Baltimore's Colored High School (1907); completed his undergraduate degree in German at Howard University (1911) and received master's degree in German (1913); studied at the University of Jena in Berlin; embarked on a career as a professor and head of the German department at his alma mater, Howard University; joined the family business as an associate editor of the newspaper (1916); under his guidance, the Afro American became even more confrontational in the fight to end racial discrimination and the paper also grew as a financial institution; under his leadership the Afro American Company, which included the newspaper and several related businesses, promoted entrepreneurial growth in the black community; crucial in the reformation of the local branch of the NAACP (1935); a longtime member of the board of directors of the national NAACP; served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Morgan College; elected president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association; received the American Teamwork Award from the National Urban League (1954); received the NAACP's most prestigious award, the Spingarn Medal (1955); died 1967 probably in Maryland, United States)
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    • [Individual was a Spingarn Medal awardee.]
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