The St. Louis Argus is the oldest black newspaper and black owned business in Missouri. Since its inception in 1912 by the Mitchell family, the Argus has been active in civil rights crusades to improve the quality of life for blacks in the areas of housing, employment and education.
At the same time, however, the newspaper has remained committed to straight news reporting. It consistently upgrades its format and typography and strives to employ highly trained personnel. The Argus seeks, in its faith in the Black Press Creed, for “every man, regardless of race, color or creed, his human and legal rights.”
Dr. Eugene N. Mitchell, Argus publisher and a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine, accepted the Missouri Medal fro the newspaper.
Dr. Mitchell is the recipient of the Black Leader Against Crime Award and is a consultant to the Mathews-Dickey Boys club I St. Louis. In 1977 he served on the executive committee of the St. Louis Branch of the NAACP and is a member this year of the United Way board of directors.
Updated: July 13, 2012