Monthly Archives: April 2018

Alexandria World War I African American Veterans

Behind the scene of the Alexandria Gazette story on “Alexandria World War I African American Veterans dated April 19, 2018. About a month ago, I inquired about information on Alexandria African American World War I Veterans. Amy Bertsch responded to … Continue reading

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Alexandria African Americans’ Emancipation Day

Behind the scene of the Alexandria Gazette story on “Alexandria African American’s Emancipation Day” – April 7, 1864, dated April 5, 2018. One of the important figures in the fight for Virginia’s enslaved people was Francis H. Pierpont (Pierpoint). Pierpont … Continue reading

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