From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Murry, Philip H. [The Colored Kentuckian]

(born: 1842) 

Philip H. Murry was born in Reading, PA, the son of Samuel and Sarah Murry. His family was free born and had not been slaves. Murry was a school teacher and advocate for the education of African American children; he taught school in Kentucky and several other states. He was also a journalist and newspaper publisher, and is recognized along with J. P. Sampson for establishing the first African American newspaper in Kentucky, in 1867: The Colored Kentuckian. Though, the Colored Citizen newspaper was published in Louisville in 1866. For more see "Philip H. Murry" in Men of Mark [available full-text at Google Book Search], by W. J. Simmons and H. M. Turner; and "He prefers Sherman," Titusville Herald, 08/10/1887, p. 1.

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NKAA Source: The Colored Kentuckian (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Colored citizen (newspaper) (Louisville, KY)
NKAA Source: The Titusville herald (newspaper)

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“Murry, Philip H. [The Colored Kentuckian],” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed August 8, 2020,

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