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Indenture to Millionaire: Colonel John McKee

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Times’ article, “From indenture to millionaire: Colonel John McKee – dated July 8, 2021. In 19th Century, Alexandria had a large freed Black population. Many of these freed people were able to acquire wealth, … Continue reading

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The Other History of Fish Town – Dogan Family

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “The Other History of Fishtown – Dogan Family” Mrs. Betty Dogan Roberts Nicholas’ father, William S. Dogan II’s family has been in Alexandria since the 1700s. The Dogan were born … Continue reading

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Roberts Chapel Methodist Church

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article, “If These Walls Could Talk – Roberts Chapel Methodist Church”. It is remarkable to research an African American Church’s history that goes back beyond the Civil War. This old Alexandria’s Church … Continue reading

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Behind the Scene with Harold Bell, “Inside Sports”

Mr. Harold Bell has been involved in sports for all of his teenage and adult life.  He got his start as a host of sport talk show from legendary Petey Greene and Bobby Bennett. By 1972, Station WOOK-AM a black … Continue reading

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