Category Archives: Education

Miss Laura Missouri Dorsey

Behind the Alexandria Gazette story on Laura Missouri Dorsey dated January 11 – 17, 2018. Several years ago, I visited and interviewed Miss Laura Missouri Dorsey’s second cousin, Mrs. Fayrene Lyles-Richardson in Maryland. In talking with Fayrene, she shared many … Continue reading

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West End of Alexandria, VA

Prior to the 1920s, the West End of Alexandria, Virginia was at one time or another considered to be in Fairfax, VA or in Arlington, VA. By the 1920s, West End was considered Alexandria, VA. In celebrating Alexandria’s history, this … Continue reading

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Urgent Call to Save Carver Nursey School – William Thomas Post #129

  The Carver Nursery School could be demolished as soon as the month of February if the community does not intervene. The school was constructed during World War II through an Act of Congress to fund nursery schools so that … Continue reading

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1950 Parker-Gray High School Teachers and Graduating Class

The Parker-Gray High School year of 1949 – 1950 had one principal and twenty-six teachers. William H. Pitts, Sr. – Principal Mary Tunstall Adams – Sociology, Social Studies A.W. Adkins – English, English/Math Susie E. Anderson – Science Arthur W. … Continue reading

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