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NAACP & Tribune News Co-Founder, Freeman Henry Morris Murray

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Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Freeman Henry Magruder Murray, the gr.gr grandson of Freeman Henry Morris Murray!

Fluent in five languages, Freeman Henry Morris Murray along with W.E.B. DuBois co-founded the Niagara Movement the forerunner to the NAACP he was also an abolitionists he transported enslaved Africans to Freedom via the Underground Railroad.  Mr. Murray  was a author, teacher, a newsman, and an entrepreneur.  He wrote about how to fight oppression in his book  Emancipation and the Freed in American Sculpture: A Study in the Interpretation of Black Art He was also the first internationally recognized African American art historian.

An entrepreneur, he is pictured with his Brothers and 14 of their employees standing on sidewalk outside their “Washington Tribune” newspaper co.  which is located in D.C 

Mr. Murray's parents named Freeman Henry Morris in honor of one the first African American voter in Ohio.