Category Archives: Parker-Gray School

Sarah A. Gray

Behind the scenes of the article titled, “Sarah A. Gray: Principal of Hallowell School.” Sarah A. Gray was one of two people that Parker-Gray School was named after. She was a remarkable woman who was educated as well as a … Continue reading

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His Name Lives On – Charles Hamilton Houston

Over 70 years ago, Charles Hamilton Houston died from a heart attack. He was the godfather of the Civil Rights Movement. Attorney Houston knocked down one segregation case after another. He and a team of lawyers, which included his former … Continue reading

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First Principal of Parker-Gray School

Mr. Henry T. White was the first Principal of Parker-Gray School. His tenure as school principal was from 1920 – 1927. Then he stayed at Parker-Gray as a teacher from 1927 – 1934. The requirements had changed in Alexandria, Virginia … Continue reading

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Behind the Scene of the article “Standing on Historical Land: James E. Henson, Esq.”

Mr. James E. Henson, Sr., has been a very lucky man. His aunt Eleanor McGuire Massie left him her house at 607 South Pitt Street. James and his wife, Ardene moved in the house in 2007. This house stands on … Continue reading

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