Monthly Archives: July 2012

Be A Part of the Vote – Alexandria Freedmen Cemetery

As a child, I remember the Gas Station at the corner of South Washington and Church Street. Unknown to me and many others, that a Cemetery exists under that Gas Station. Today, the Gas Station is no longer there and … Continue reading

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Mr. Josephus Lovelace’s Memories of Parker-Gray High School – Class of 1948

Mr. Josephus (Joe) Lovelace and his mother moved to Alexandria, Virginia from Halifax, Virginia after the death of his father, Andrew Lovelace in 1943. He first attended Lyles-Crouch Elementary School for two and half months before entering Parker-Gray High School … Continue reading

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1948 Parker-Gray High School Teachers and Graduating Class

The Parker-Gray High School year of 1947 – 1948 had one principal and twenty-four teachers. William H. Pitts, Sr. – Principal Mary Tunstall Adams – Social Studies A.W. Adkins – English, Math Susie E. Anderson – English, Biology Arthur W. … Continue reading

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Alexandria African American World War I Draft Registrations – Part 4: “D”

During World War I, the United States armed forces remained segregated. Many African Americans registered for the draft as well as served in WWI. Over a quarter of a million African Americans served in WWI. Many of them were relegated … Continue reading

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