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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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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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The Life and Times of the Livery Man: Moses Stevens

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “The Life and Times of the Livery Man: Moses Stevens,” August 22, 2019. Moses Steven was a man on a mission. He was born in 1843 in Orange County, Virginia. … Continue reading

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Three Generations of Shoemakers: The Martin Family

For over 150-years, the Martin men were the shoemakers and shoe-repairmen in Alexandria, Virginia. Based on the 1850 and 1860 censuses, George Washington Martin’s parents were free people of colored in In the Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland. Read George W. … Continue reading

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