Category Archives: Black People of Alexandria

The Military Made My Life Better: Sergeant Donald L. Taylor

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “The Military Made My Life Better: Sergeant Donald L. Taylor,” November 7, 2019. When the military came knocking, Mr. Donald L. Taylor stepped up to the plate to serve his … Continue reading

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Served Under General Major Patton: Sergeant Paul Nevell Carter

Paul Nevell Carter was a dedicated man who took care of his family by working two jobs. His main job was with the Federal government as a nursing assistant in radiology at National Institute of Health (NIH). His second job … Continue reading

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Reaching for Success: Judge Joseph C. Waddy

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “Reaching for Success: Judge Joseph C. Waddy” – dated October 10 – 16, 2019. Joseph C. Waddy was one of the success stories that came out of Parker-Gray School in … Continue reading

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A Life Well Lived: Dr. Charles Fremont West

Dr. Charles F. West was a high achiever. Few African Americans who were born in the late 1800s achieved the types of accomplishments as Dr. West. He was a man of many talents who was liked by many. After returning … Continue reading

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