Category Archives: Black People of Alexandria

The Other History of Fish Town – Dogan Family

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “The Other History of Fishtown – Dogan Family” Mrs. Betty Dogan Roberts Nicholas’ father, William S. Dogan II’s family has been in Alexandria since the 1700s. The Dogan were born … Continue reading

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Roberts Chapel Methodist Church

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article, “If These Walls Could Talk – Roberts Chapel Methodist Church”. It is remarkable to research an African American Church’s history that goes back beyond the Civil War. This old Alexandria’s Church … Continue reading

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Behind the Scene with Harold Bell, “Inside Sports”

Mr. Harold Bell has been involved in sports for all of his teenage and adult life.  He got his start as a host of sport talk show from legendary Petey Greene and Bobby Bennett. By 1972, Station WOOK-AM a black … Continue reading

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Behind the Story, “The Women Who Sparked His Career – Dr. Michael D. Casey

Dr. Michael D. Casey grew up in the Seminary Community in the 1950s. Throughout his life, he had the support of several women. One particular woman, who enlightened Michael was the former Mayor of Alexandria, Allison Silberberg. Allison and Michael … Continue reading

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