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Dr. William H. Madella (Snowden School Teacher)

Dr. William H. Madella was one of the first teachers at Snowden Public School for black boys founded in 1870.  Dr. Madella was born in 1855.  He married Ms. Senia M. Walker.  He taught 4th and 5th grades at Snowden … Continue reading

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Snowden School – 1893 Teachers’ Census

Snowden Public Black School for Boys Shortly after the civil war in 1867, the Freedmen Bureau commissioned George L. Seaton to build two schools for the African Americans in the City of Alexandria.  George, a highly respected African American carpenter … Continue reading

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