Category Archives: Black People of Alexandria

From Slavery to Principal

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “From Slavery to Principal” February 28, 2019. I have been researching John F. Parker, the second principal of Snowden School for Boys for a number of years, I found that … Continue reading

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Working in the City’s Glass Factories

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “Working in the City’s Glass Factories” January 31, 2019. Many of the early factories in the City of Alexandria employed African Americans especially children and women. One of these factories … Continue reading

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Esther Chapter #23: Over 100 Years of Service

Behind the scene, the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on “Esther Chapter #23: Over 100 Years of Service dated January 17, 2019. The Esther Chapter #23 started one-hundred and eleven years ago in Alexandria, Virginia. The Chapter has eight-two past Worthy … Continue reading

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Private Conny Gray – Spanish-American War

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on Conny Gray dated January 2, 2019. Conny Gray was born around 1863 to Martha and John Gray. Martha was born in 1820s as a free woman. Some of Martha’s other … Continue reading

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