Category Archives: Parker-Gray School

Ellen Elizabeth Carter-Goods – A Special Teacher

Behind the scene of the Alexandria Gazette’s story on Ellen Carter-Goods dated September 12, 2018. Ellen Elizabeth Carter was born on September 21, 1907 in her parents’ home at 614 South Washington Street. Her parents were Douglas Robinson Carter and … Continue reading

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Remembering Parker-Gray School from 1920 – 1965

Behind the scene of the article on Parker-Gray School. Parker-Gray School was established in 1920 in Alexandria, Virginia. The first building was located at 901 Wythe Street where the present day Charles Houston Recreation Center is located. The school had … Continue reading

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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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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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