Category Archives: Snowden

Beating The Odds: Patrick H. Lumpkins

Patrick H. Lumpkins had beaten the odds, he had a disability due to slavery but he excelled after the civil war. Besides being a teacher and a music director, he raised a family. His daughter, Helen Lumpkins Robinson Day, became … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Black People of Alexandria, Education, Hallowell, Snowden | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Black People of Alexandria, Snowden | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Snowden School for Boys – Mr. Henry T. White’s Class of 1907 – 1908 in Alexandria, VA

Listed below are the students for the class year of 1907 – 1908 at Snowden Boys School. There were 46 students in Mr. Henry T. White‘s class. The students in that class included Robert W. Burke and his brother, Rosier … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Education, Snowden | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mr. Patrick H. Lumpkins (Snowden School Class of 1896 – 1897)

Patrick H. Lumpkins was one of the teachers at Snowden Public School for black boys. The school was located on Pitt, between Gibbon and Franklin Streets in Alexandria, VA. During the school year of 1916 – 1917, Mr. Lumpkins became … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Education, Snowden | Tagged , , | 2 Comments