The Afro Building on North Charles Street
|Publisher||John J. Oliver Jr.|
|Editor||Dorothy Boulware |
|Headquarters||2519 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
The Baltimore Afro-American, commonly known as The Afro, is a weekly newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It is the flagship newspaper of the Afro-American chain and the longest-running African-American family-owned newspaper in the United States.
The newspaper was founded in 1892 by a former slave, John H. Murphy, Sr., who merged his church publication, The Sunday School Helper, with two other church publications, The Ledger and The Afro-American. The publication began to rise in prominence when, in 1922, Carl Murphy took control and served as its editor for 45 years. There have been as many as 13 editions of the newspaper in major cities across the country; today there are just two: one in Baltimore, and the other in Washington, D.C.
- Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper.
- "Baltimore City Newspapers". Johns Hopkins University Library. Retrieved 2008-04-03.
- Farrar, Hayward (1998-05-30). The Baltimore Afro-American: 1892-1950. Greenwood Press. p. 240. ISBN 0-313-30517-X.
- Mining the "Afro-American" Archives. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University. Summer 2008.
- Farrar, Hayward (May 21, 1998). The Baltimore Afro-American: 1892-1950 (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets) (Hardcover). ISBN 031330517X. ISBN 978-0313305177.
- digitized photos from the Afro-American archives
- Digitized, searchable issues of the Afro-American Ledger (Jan 5, 1906 - Jun 30, 1917, 286 issues)