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Announcing “The Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom Book Pre Orders

First, I want to thank all of the descendants for giving me the opportunity to research and connect their family to the Freedmen’s Cemetery. I truly feel that their ancestors have made me a part of their family. Today, I … Continue reading

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Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom’s Newsletter

Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom’s Newsletter I am glad to announce that my new book will be out between late December and January of 2019. My book “Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom” has been in the … Continue reading

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‘A Mother Salutes Her Veterans Sons’

Behind the scene of the Alexandria Gazette’s story on Charlene Taylor-Napper dated October 24, 2018. Mrs. Charlene Taylor-Napper had three sons, Charles ‘Buddie’ R. Napper, Leonard “Lenny” Lee Napper and Erich Dwayne Napper. Only one son is living, Erich. Buddie married … Continue reading

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Olander Banks – ‘A Blueprint of Success’

Behind the scene of the Alexandria Gazette’s story on Olander Banks dated October 11, 2018. Dena Banks, the grandchild of Olander Banks Sr., and she is the daughter of Olander Banks Jr., assisted me in telling the story of her … Continue reading

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