Book journey for my latest work on Freeman Henry Morris Murray
Updated: Mar 3
Timing is everything. For me, now is the time to represent the subject in my book, "F. H. M. Murray: First Biography of a Forgotten Pioneer for Civil Justice."
The story of Freeman Henry Morris Murray is a story of African American history that has remained hidden way too long.
Follow me as I go about presenting Mr. Murray's numerous contributions and accomplishment to the world!
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Everyone has a purpose and destiny to fulfill. Unfortunately, most people do not have a clue how to walk in it or how to reach their goals. Freeman Murray not only walked in his destiny but achieved all of his goals. He was a champion civil rights advocate and trail blazer. He achieved much. He was destined to make a difference in the lives of many Americans, especially African Americans. He developed his "Enlarged Vision Model" which was an Ingenius plan that successfully circumvented Jim Crow laws, created jobs, opportunities, and freedoms for African Americans that otherwise would not have existed.
MOTTO of Freeman Henry Morris Murray
“You can become as big as you can dream. Never give up. Never give in. Never ever stop until you win, win, win.” -F.H.M. Murray
BEST KEPT FAMILY SECETS - (Anti-lynching Underground Railroad)
As an advocate for anti-lynching, Freeman Murray implemented his stealth vision. He secretly established and operated his post-Civil War Underground Railroad activities in Alexandria, Virginia. This was an ingenious plot to provide many colored people a way to escape the certainty of unjustified lynching and other brutalities.
This secret is one of two of the Murray family's best kept secrets; and, not revealed until the publication of this book. The second-best kept family secret is still a secret - but - that secret is revealed in one of my four upcoming books slated for publication this year (2023).
EXPOSURE TO JIM CROW SEGREGATION
Freeman Murray knew firsthand that segregation issues were not new. He attested to how the workplace in the federal government was before Jim Crow segregation. His personal experiences vouched that prior to the enforcement of Jim Crow, he worked one-on-one with white co-workers with “few restrictions.” He worked in harmony and respect. Following the mandated enactment of Jim Crow legislation, he faced harsh opposition and discrimination with numerous restrictions.
“I am Jim Crowed in and one of its sufferers.”
He recognized that African Americans had “been emancipated from slavery but not from the curse of race hatred and prejudice.” Freeman firmly believed that “what Black Folk really need, and should strive for, is … the Caucasian’s opportunity.” And so, the many successes in his life serve to prove Freeman’s point, “you can become as big as you dream.”
Freeman along with W.E.B. Dubois and the reformers’ group ideology and approach for the status of colored communities in America differed from that of Booker T. Washington, who expounded that colored people, should remain separate and attempt to better themselves through occupational wealth. However, Freeman, Dubois and reformers believed that equal rights are the only way for colored people to better themselves in addition to education and occupational wealth.
A MASSIVE LEGACY - (Contributions and Achievements)
Co-founder of and editor of the American Negro Academy
Co-founder of the Niagara Movement
Co-founder and co-editor of the Horizon magazine
Co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Co-founder of the New Era Building Association
Founder and co-builder of the Murray Building (Washington, DC)
Founder of the Murray Brother Printing Company
Founder of the Murray Palace Casino
Founder of the Washington Tribune newspaper
Founder of the Alexandria Home News newspaper
Co-founder of Crescent Amusement, Inc.
Co-founder of the Suburban Gardens Amusement Park
Author and publisher of first black art book, "Emancipation and the Freed in American Sculpture: A Study in Interpretation, published in 1916
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