Monthly Archives: April 2012

1943 Parker-Gray High School Teachers and Graduating Class

The Parker-Gray High School year of 1942 – 1943 had one principal and twenty-two teachers. William H. Pitts, Sr. – Principal A.W. Adkins – Math Susie E. Anderson – Biology Arthur Bracey – Shop Mary Carter – Girls Physical Education … Continue reading

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Descendants of the Alexandria Freedmen Cemetery

 In April 2008, the City of Alexandria, Virginia asked me to assist them in locating descendants of the Alexandria Freedmen Cemetery. The history of the Cemetery is connected to the Civil War. Over 1,200 African Americans were buried in the … Continue reading

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1934 Alexandria, Virginia Black Businesses

African Americans in Alexandria, Virginia had a long history of entrepreneurial skills. Prior to the passing of the Social Security Act in 1935, people did not have retirement pensions unless they worked for the State or Federal government. The government … Continue reading

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1942 Parker-Gray High School Teachers and Graduating Class

The Parker-High School year of 1941 to 1942 had one principal and twenty teachers. William H. Pitts, Sr. – Principal A.W. Adkins – Tenth Grade Susie Anderson – Eighth Grade Ferris Holland – Ninth Grade Louis Johnson – Industrial Arts … Continue reading

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