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Alexandria’s African American Local History

  I was born in Alexandria, Virginia in the 1950s. I attended Charles Houston Elementary School when it was segregated. When it was time for middle school in the 1970s, Parker-Gray was already integrated. The only thing I remembered about … Continue reading

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Ferdinand T. Day – “A Champion of Champions”

Behind the scene of the Alexandria Gazette story on Mr. Ferdinand T. Day dated February 8, 2018. Prior to 2009, I made weekly visits to the Alexandria Black History Museum (ABHM). In my weekly visits to the ABHM, I saw … Continue reading

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Estelle Lane – “News of Interest for Colored Readers”

Behind the scene of the Alexandria Gazette story on Estelle Lane dated January 25, 2018. In 2008, I was introduced to Estelle Lane’s column at the Barrett Special Collection and Local History Library in Alexandria. The library had a descendant … Continue reading

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