Elizabeth Murphy Moss interview
Elizabeth Murphy Moss (1917-1998) was a former reporter, editor, and publisher of the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper and the first Black woman to serve on the Baltimore City school board. Her grandfather founded the newspaper in 1892 and her father edited it from 1922 to 1967. Moss graduated from Baltimore's Frederick Douglass High School and she received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. In this oral history interview, Moss discusses The Afro's involvement in civil rights activities and the relationship between her father, Carl Murphy, and freedom fighter Lillie May Carroll Jackson. She also describes desegregation in Baltimore City public schools, the formation of the Citizen's Committee for Justice, and the 1942 March on Annapolis, which was the first mass demonstration for civil rights at the state capital.