Monthly Archives: January 2012

Principal Henry T. White’s 1920 Parker-Gray Class

1920 Principal Henry T. White and First Faculty Prior to 1920, the colored boys and girls of Alexandria were taught separately in two buildings.  The boys were in Snowden School, on the west side of South Pitt Street near Gibbon … Continue reading

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Dr. William H. Madella (Snowden School Teacher)

Dr. William H. Madella was one of the first teachers at Snowden Public School for black boys founded in 1870.  Dr. Madella was born in 1855.  He married Ms. Senia M. Walker.  He taught 4th and 5th grades at Snowden … Continue reading

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Colonel John McKee

John Mckee was one of Alexandria, Virginia most successful African Americans.   At the time of his death, he was known as the wealthiest African American in the country.  He was born in Alexandria, Virginia around 1819.  In 1838, he registered … Continue reading

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