Category Archives: Black People of Alexandria

The Lives of Lewis H. Bailey and Annie B. Rose

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “The Lives of Lewis H. Bailey and Annie B. Rose: Former slave established churches; his daughter was devoted to her community – dated March 14, 2019. Over thirty years ago, … Continue reading

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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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