Category Archives: Black People of Alexandria

Ellen Elizabeth Carter-Goods – A Special Teacher

Behind the scene of the Alexandria Gazette’s story on Ellen Carter-Goods dated September 12, 2018. Ellen Elizabeth Carter was born on September 21, 1907 in her parents’ home at 614 South Washington Street. Her parents were Douglas Robinson Carter and … Continue reading

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Richard W. Bentley – 19th and 20th Century Businessman

Behind the scenes of the article on Richard W. Bentley Mr. Howard Frederick Dishman, Sr., was the only child of Howard Armstead Dishman and Inez Howard. Mr. Dishman’s father, Howard Armstead Dishman, was born in Stafford, Virginia. He migrated first … Continue reading

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Eugene Shanklin: Buffalo Soldier, WW I Veteran

Behind the scenes of the article on Eugene Thomas Shanklin Eugene Shanklin Drayton notified me that his great-uncle, Eugene Thomas Shanklin, was a World War I veteran. The only information he shared with me was that his great-uncle lost his … Continue reading

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CW Gray: African American Funeral Director

Read all about an African American Funeral Director, CW Gray in the article titled CW Gray: Alexandria’s Early 20th Century Funeral Director. The article is in the Alexandria Gazette Packet Newspaper dated July 19 -25, 2018 on page 12. You … Continue reading

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