William M. Alexander: "Keep the Work Alive"



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William M. Alexander: "Rev. W.M. Alexander," Baltimore Afro American, January 25, 1902.

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About Alexander's Founding of the Baltimore Afro American: According to the authors of Sharon Baptist Church: Centennial Celebration, a "Doctor Henry Brown," inspired Rev. Alexander to name the newspaper he begun in 1892, the Afro American. This was most probably the veteran civil rights activist, Dr. H[enry]. J[erome]. Brown. See:Sharon Baptist Church: Centennial Celebration, Baltimore, 1985, MSA Library, No. 1550, c.1; "Was 1st Editor of the 'Afro'," Baltimore Afro American, April 11, 1919.

About Alexander's Work for Black Public Schools & Civil Rights: See: quot;Rev. W.M. Alexander," Baltimore Afro American, 22 February 1896; "Politicians Preaching to the Voters," Baltimore Afro American, September 8, 1917"Was 1st Editor of the 'Afro'," Baltimore Afro American, April 11, 1919; "Afro's Founder Laid To Rest," Baltimore Afro American, April 18, 1919; Bettye C. Thomas, "Pubic Education and Black Protest in Baltimore, 1865 - 1900," Maryland Historical Magazine (Fall 1976), p. 386; Sharon Baptist Church: Centennial Celebration, Baltimore, 1985, p. 7, MSA Library, No. 1550, c.1.




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