Category Archives: Black People of Alexandria

Reaching for Success: Judge Joseph C. Waddy

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “Reaching for Success: Judge Joseph C. Waddy” – dated October 10 – 16, 2019. Joseph C. Waddy was one of the success stories that came out of Parker-Gray School in … Continue reading

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A Life Well Lived: Dr. Charles Fremont West

Dr. Charles F. West was a high achiever. Few African Americans who were born in the late 1800s achieved the types of accomplishments as Dr. West. He was a man of many talents who was liked by many. After returning … Continue reading

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Alexandria, Virginia World War I Veteran – One of the First to Fall: Remembering Private William Thomas

Private William Thomas was the first African American and possible the first Alexandrian to die from Alexandria, Virginia during World War I. In death, he was remembered not as an American Negro Veteran but as one of the first  Alexandrian Veterans to … Continue reading

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Update – Life and Times of the Livery Man

Update to my post on, “Life and Times of the Livery Man.” During the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries when a person was in the business of using their stables, horses, buggies, wagons and carriages for picking up people … Continue reading

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