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The Afro-American, American, founded 1892  Search this
Signed by:
Carl J.G. Murphy, American, 1889 - 1967  Search this
Received by:
Rev. Volley V. K. Stokes, American, ca. 1889 - 1961  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
form letters
Place made:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
September 16, 1958
Form letter from Carl Murphy to Rev. Volley Stokes. The paper has a letterhead for [AFRO-AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS] which lists the different newspaper branches and the executive offices in Baltimore. The letter text begins [My dear Friend: / We are in the midst of the most important legislative campaign in the history of Baltimore.] There is a request for […participation as a member of a Bipartisan Citizens Committee for Good Government.] followed by an invitation for a meeting at the [AFRO Building – 628 N. Eutaw St.] The letter is signed by Carl Murphy, the president of the Afro-American Newspaper. The paper is creased from being folded. The reverse is blank and has angled staining.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black Press  Search this
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U.S. History, 1953-1961  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Stokes/Washington Family
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Public domain
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