Episcopal priest. Born– August 31, 1869. Fort Smith, Ark. Parents– Samuel W. and Janie (Gardner) Murphy. Married– Maud King, August 31, 1891. Children– Two. Education– University of the South; General Theological Seminary and Columbia University. Ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church, 1890; a priest, 1893. Served as rector of churches in San Antonio and Laredo, Tex.; Chillicothe, Ohio and Montgomery. Helped found a black episcopal church; organized a conference to promote interchange between blacks and whites and among people throughout the United States. Organized and chaired the first Alabama Child Labor Committee; served as first secretary of the first National Child Labor Committee. Withdrew from the ministry to devote more time to reform movements and to the Southern Education Board; secretary of S.E.B., 1903-1908. Wrote under the name of Kelvin McKready.
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The Basis of Ascendancy. New York; Longmans, 1909.
A Beginner’s Star-Book, by Kelvin McKready. New York; Putnam, 1912.
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Child Labor and Business. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Child Labor Committee, 1902.
Child Labor and the Public. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Child Labor Committee, 1900.
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The Larger Life. New York; Longmans, 1897.
The Negro and the “Solid South.” Cheyney, Pa.; Committee of Twelve for the Advancement of the Interests of the Negro Race, 1900. An Open Letter on Suffrage Restriction. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Printing, 1901.
Problems of fhe Present South. New York; Grossett, 1904.
The South and Her Children. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Committee on Child Labor, 1902.
Southern Education. S.l.; s.n., 1902.
The Task of the South. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1900.
The White Man and the Negro of the South. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1900.
Words for the Church. New York; Whittaker, 1897.