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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Welcome

I developed this site because of the love I have for African American (Black) History of Alexandria, Virginia.   I learned very little Black history when I was growing up in the late 1950s and the early 1970s.  The history I remember … Continue reading

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