Tag Archives: Alexandria VA

Update – Life and Times of the Livery Man

Update to my post on, “Life and Times of the Livery Man.” During the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries when a person was in the business of using their stables, horses, buggies, wagons and carriages for picking up people … Continue reading

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Coming Home to Old Alexandria

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “Coming Home to Old Alexandria”– dated July 25 – 31, 2019. Many African Americans migrated from Alexandria, Virginia for different reasons. The Franklin family migrated early in the 19th century … Continue reading

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Roger C. Anderson

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “He Loved His People and His Community”– dated July 4 – 10, 2019. Mr. Roger C. Anderson was one of several people who helped spark my interest in African American … Continue reading

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“Thank You Dad for a Great Childhood”

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “Thank You Dad for a Great Childhood”– dated June 6, 2019. Mrs. John Leonard Taylor’s maternal family has been in Alexandria, Virginia since the Civil War. This side of his … Continue reading

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