Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mrs. Norma (Jennings) Turner’s Memories of Parker-Gray High School – Class of 1947

Mrs. Norma J. Turner was born in the District of Columbia but resided in Alexandria, VA. She spent her formative years with her grandparents, Jesse and Mattie (Hackley) Speakes at 429 North Patrick Street in Alexandria, VA. She is the … Continue reading

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1947 Parker-Gray High School Teachers and 1947 Students

The Parker-Gray High School year of 1946 – 1947 had one principal and twenty-four teachers. William H. Pitts, Sr. – Principal A.W. Adkins – Mathematics Susie E. Anderson – Science, English Arthur W. Bracey – Shop Janie Brown – Third, … Continue reading

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Special Announcement of Freedmen’s Cemetery Sculpture

An Opportunity to Participate in the Freedmen’s Cemetery Sculpture The three artist finalists are busy working on their proposals for the Freedmen’s Cemetery sculpture. The Selection Panel has requested that the artists consider using descendant families as models for the … Continue reading

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Alexandria African American World War I Draft Registrations – Part 3: C

Prior to the 1912 Presidential elections, the majority of the African Americans in the United States were Republicans. Many of them left the Republican Party to vote for Thomas Woodrow Wilson. Wilson promised the African Americans that he would help … Continue reading

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