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Advocate Publishing Company


E.D. Cannady


312-313 Macleay Building


In 1903, husband and wife team E.D. and Beatrice Cannady began publication of The Advocate. Founded by the Cannady’s and nine other men, including Portland Hotel employees, including John C. Logan, Edward Rutherford, Howard Sproules, Bob Perry, Carey F.B Moore (Pastor of the first AME Zion), McCants Stewart (attorney) and William H. Bolds, the paper quickly became the primary source of news for the African American community that included coverage of both “black and white issues.” The Cannady’s also had a part in finding the Portland chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. The paper ceased publication in 1936, but remains an intimate representation of African American lives in Portland at the beginning of the 20th century.

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An independent paper devoted to the interests of the people”

Notes of Interest:

Notes of Interest:

Where to buy the Advocate: At the Advocate Office, Rutherford's Barber Shop 340 Williams Avenue in Foster's Pool Hall, The Elks Building 310 Williams, Medley Hotel on Interstate Avenue, Friendship Pool Hall, Sixth and Glisan (Westside), Holliday and Holliday 125 North Sixth Street.

Photograph of the Society Editor: Pollyann, and a photograph/wedding announcement of Ms. Vernell Rutherford to Edward Watson; ad for E.D. Cannady Real Estate Co.

Publication Location

Portland, Oregon

Original Format

print newspaper, 18" x 24"

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The Advocate-January 21, 1928