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  St. Louis American is Founded
Brief Description:  The weekly St. Louis American, the second-oldest, black-owned newspaper in St. Louis was founded by A. N. Johnson in 1928. In 1927, the St. Louis community expressed a need for a second weekly black newspaper (in addition to the Argus). The driving force was A.N. Johnson, a newspaperman from Baltimore, and his son-in-law, John L. Procope. Other stockholders included N.B. Young, a lawyer; Father D.R. Clarke, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church; attorney Homer G. Phillips; Charles Turpin; Richard Kent; and Arthur Dowd.
Year:  1928
Decade:  1920 - 1929
Beginning Date:     Mar. 17, 1928

Johnson, A. N.

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