A. J. Smitherman

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A. J. Smitherman
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Childersburg, Alabama
DiedJune 1961
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Lawyer
  • Businessman
  • Editor

A. J. Smitherman (1885 - June 1961) was a lawyer, businessman and editor of the Tulsa Star.[1]

He was borm in Childersburg, Alabama.[2]

Before starting the Muskogee Star, Smitherman worked with William H. Twine at the Muskogee Cimeter, an African American newspaper in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He relocated it to Tulsa, Oklahoma the following year.[1]

He later moved to Massachusetts and New York where he also started newspapers.[1][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Smitherman, Andrew J. | The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture". www.okhistory.org.
  2. "A. J. Smitherman, News Journalist born". African American Registry.
  3. Kirst, Sean. "In Buffalo, a hero journalist found new life after Tulsa massacre". Buffalo News.

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