Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hallowell School – 1893 Teachers’ Census

Hallowell Public Black School for Girls George L. Seaton built another School in the City of Alexandria for black girls.  The Freedmen Bureau funded the Hallowell School in 1867.   The basic design of the school was similar to the Snowden … Continue reading

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Snowden School – 1893 Teachers’ Census

Snowden Public Black School for Boys Shortly after the civil war in 1867, the Freedmen Bureau commissioned George L. Seaton to build two schools for the African Americans in the City of Alexandria.  George, a highly respected African American carpenter … Continue reading

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1920 Parker-Gray Class

  Prior to 1920, a group of concerned African American citizens which included Reverend Samuel B. Ross, Samuel Tucker, Henry Taylor, Blanche Parker Taylor and the alumni from the Hallowell and Snowden Schools pressured the City of Alexandria for a … Continue reading

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Seatons

The Seaton family was one of the Alexandria icons of success in the City of Alexandria.  The Seatons were freed people of color by early 1800.  Lucinda Seaton, mother of John, obtained her freedom through General George and Martha Washington. … Continue reading

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