Category Archives: Black People of Alexandria

Betty Garrett Scott: Memories of My Grandfather

Backstory of the article that was published in the Alexandria Gazette Newspaper on July 15, 2020, gives insight into Betty Garrett Scott’s Roy family history. Betty Garrett Scott is the oldest child of Lucille T. Roy Garrett and Isaac Garrett. … Continue reading

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Behind the Scene of the article “Standing on Historical Land: James E. Henson, Esq.”

Mr. James E. Henson, Sr., has been a very lucky man. His aunt Eleanor McGuire Massie left him her house at 607 South Pitt Street. James and his wife, Ardene moved in the house in 2007. This house stands on … Continue reading

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We Were Part of the Sunnyside Community: Lovell Arvid Lee

The Sunnyside community was the dream of widow, Laura C. Watson and her children. She and her children wanted to have a community were middle class Colored people could live without the burden of housing discrimination. Laura C. Watson lived … Continue reading

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Saluting One of Our Fallen Vietnam Veterans: Raymond Leroy Williams, Sr.

During the Vietnam War, Alexandria had over fifty veterans that lost their lives in combat; Raymond Leroy Williams, Sr was one of them. Raymond was a 1962 graduate at Parker-Gray High School in Alexandria. He was a popular student who … Continue reading

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