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The First Black American Newspaper

Editor’s note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers… 670 more words


Today in Black History: August 13, 1892 "Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper Founded"

On August 13, 1892, John Henry Murphy Sr., founded the Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper. Murphy was a former slave who after the Emancipation Proclamation started the newspaper after his church publication, The Sunday School Helper merged with two other publications. 29 more words

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McKenzie: God closes all doors except the one for you

Mary Lee Talbot

Bishop Vashti McKenzie grew up in a family of journalists. Her great-great-grandfather established a newspaper when only one-half of 1 percent of black Americans could read, she said. 745 more words


Delilah W. Pierce Highlighted In Pearlie's Prattle

Delilah W. Pierce and her life with Joseph Pierce highlighted in The Afro American’s column Pearlie’s Prattle.

Learn more by reading: Pearlie’s Prattle. 10 more words

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Delilah W. Pierce Listed As Phi Delta Kappa Delegate In 1952

Delilah W. Pierce was very active in her sorority. In 1952 she was listed as a delegate at the 1952 conclave.

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Delilah W. Pierce Attends Fellow Phi Delta Kappa Member Surprise Baby Shower

The June 12, 1937 issue of The Afro American mentions Delilah W. Pierce as attending the surprise baby shower of Gladys S. Roberts.  Delilah was very active in the Phi Delta Kappa Sorority. 18 more words

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