Monthly Archives: February 2012

1940 Parker-Gray High School Teachers and Graduating Class

The Parker-High School year of 1939 to 1940 had one principal and seventeen teachers. William H. Pitts, Sr. – Principal A.W. Adkins – Ninth Grade Susie Anderson – Eighth Grade Ferris Holland – Tenth Grade Louis Johnson – Industrial Arts … Continue reading

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Alice Wootton, Civil Rights Organizer

Alice Wootton (Wooton) Alice Wootton (Wooton) was one of Alexandria, Virginia’s forgotten community leaders. She was a dynamic civil rights leader that was instrumental in advocating for Parker-Gray School to become a high school. Mrs. Wootton was born in Culpeper, … Continue reading

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Colored Hospital Ward

In order for African Americans to have access to medical facilities, the African American citizens of Alexandria, Virginia felt they had to raise money to contribute to the new hospital. In 1917, the Colored Citizens Association contributed to the new … Continue reading

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1939 Parker-Gray High School Students

Parker-Gray High School had 14 students that graduated in 1939.  There are 15 people in this 1939 picture taken on the front steps of Parker-Gray High School. Aldrich Adkins Willie Mae Askew (Griffin) Daniel Batts Paul Carter Louise Euille (Hernandez) … Continue reading

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