Category Archives: Black People of Alexandria

Passing The History On – Lois Diggs Davis

Alexandria, Virginia is a unique place that is rich in history. The history in Alexandria goes back beyond the birth of George Washington who frequently visited Alexandria during his lifetime. Many African Americans in Alexandria have made many contributions to … Continue reading

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His Name Lives On – Charles Hamilton Houston

Over 70 years ago, Charles Hamilton Houston died from a heart attack. He was the godfather of the Civil Rights Movement. Attorney Houston knocked down one segregation case after another. He and a team of lawyers, which included his former … Continue reading

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Happy 2021 New Year

Happy New Year to all my readers. I want to thank you all for your e-mails to my editor in 2020 about my column, “The Other Alexandria.” Last year, was a challenging year with the COVID-19 and the unprecedented elections. … Continue reading

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Summary of Three Alexandria Gazette Articles in December 2020

When an elder leave this world, he takes his history library with him. Mr. James E. Henson died on December 13, 2020 in Alexandria, Virginia. He shared his knowledge that he gained from his elders with others. I was one … Continue reading

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