Author Archives: cmb12

About cmb12

Char McCargo-Bah is the owner/founder of FindingthingsforU, LLC. She is a professional genealogist, researcher consultant, lecturer, teacher and author coach.

Making History – The Dream Team

Parker-Gray School was a school that gave African American children a chance to achieve their goals and to dream what they wanted in life. The teachers groomed their students to be the best in whatever they wanted to be. For … Continue reading

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Coming Home to Old Alexandria

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “Coming Home to Old Alexandria”– dated July 25 – 31, 2019. Many African Americans migrated from Alexandria, Virginia for different reasons. The Franklin family migrated early in the 19th century … Continue reading

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Roger C. Anderson

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “He Loved His People and His Community”– dated July 4 – 10, 2019. Mr. Roger C. Anderson was one of several people who helped spark my interest in African American … Continue reading

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Remembering “Roro” Scott

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “Remembering ‘Roro’ Scott”– dated June 20-26, 2019. Parker-Gray School (PG) opened in the school year of 1920 and closed as a high school 45-years later in 1965. During those 45-years, … Continue reading

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