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Name:    Mitchell, Sr. , Joseph E.
Profession:  Entrepreneur
Category:  African-American Experience
Description:    Joseph Mitchell and his brother William Mitchell founded the St. Louis Argus newspaper in 1912. The Argus is the oldest continuos black business in St. Louis.

Mitchell was a veteran of the Spanish-American war. He and his brother were both active supporters of the Pine Street YMCA, the NAACP and the Urban League. After the death of William Mitchell in 1945, his widow, Nannie Mitchell-Turner, became the business manager and later the president-treasurer of the Argus Publishing Company.

St. Louis Argus Founded

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