The Washington Afro-American

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Coordinates: 38°54′42″N 77°01′56″W / 38.911631°N 77.032166°W / 38.911631; -77.032166

The Washington Afro American
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The Washington Afro-American Newspaper Office Building, former site of The Washington Afro American newsroom, located in the Logan Circle neighborhood (2009).
Type Weekly newspaper
Founder(s) John H. Murphy, Sr.
Publisher John J. Oliver
President Ben Phillips
Editor LaTrina Antoine, Washington D.C. Editor
Founded 1892; 125 years ago (1892)
Language English
Headquarters 1612 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C., U.S.
ISSN 0276-6523

The Washington Afro-American newspaper is the Washington, D.C., edition of The Afro-American Newspaper.


The newspaper was founded in 1892 by Civil War veteran, Sgt. John H. Murphy, Sr. Murphy merged his church publication, The Sunday School Helper, with two other church publications, The Ledger and The Afro-American, and the publication rose to prominence under the control of his tenth-born child, Carl J. G. Murphy, who 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, the other in Washington, D.C.[1]


  1. ^ "Mining the "Afro-American" Archives". Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University. Summer 2008. 

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