Category Archives: Black People of Alexandria

At Heart a Firefighter for Life: Gerald Amos Wanzer

In the Alexandria Gazette Newspaper dated Wednesday, December 19, 2019, on page 6 and 7 is the story of Gerald Amos Wanzer. Gerald has historical ties to the community in the West End of Alexandria, VA known to many as … Continue reading

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Beating The Odds: Patrick H. Lumpkins

Patrick H. Lumpkins had beaten the odds, he had a disability due to slavery but he excelled after the civil war. Besides being a teacher and a music director, he raised a family. His daughter, Helen Lumpkins Robinson Day, became … Continue reading

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In Search for Descendants of Seminary (West End) in Alexandria, VA

I am working on a project that is in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia which includes Seminary area, Wood Place, Wood Lane, parts of King Street, parts of Braddock Road, Quaker Lane, Donaldson Corner and etc. I am looking … Continue reading

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The Military Made My Life Better: Sergeant Donald L. Taylor

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “The Military Made My Life Better: Sergeant Donald L. Taylor,” November 7, 2019. When the military came knocking, Mr. Donald L. Taylor stepped up to the plate to serve his … Continue reading

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