Category Archives: Black People of Alexandria

Update – Life and Times of the Livery Man

Update to my post on, “Life and Times of the Livery Man.” During the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries when a person was in the business of using their stables, horses, buggies, wagons and carriages for picking up people … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of the Livery Man: Moses Stevens

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “The Life and Times of the Livery Man: Moses Stevens,” August 22, 2019. Moses Steven was a man on a mission. He was born in 1843 in Orange County, Virginia. … Continue reading

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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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