Tag Archives: Alexandria VA

First Principal of Parker-Gray School

Mr. Henry T. White was the first Principal of Parker-Gray School. His tenure as school principal was from 1920 – 1927. Then he stayed at Parker-Gray as a teacher from 1927 – 1934. The requirements had changed in Alexandria, Virginia … Continue reading

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We Were Part of the Sunnyside Community: Lovell Arvid Lee

The Sunnyside community was the dream of widow, Laura C. Watson and her children. She and her children wanted to have a community were middle class Colored people could live without the burden of housing discrimination. Laura C. Watson lived … Continue reading

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Saluting One of Our Fallen Vietnam Veterans: Raymond Leroy Williams, Sr.

During the Vietnam War, Alexandria had over fifty veterans that lost their lives in combat; Raymond Leroy Williams, Sr was one of them. Raymond was a 1962 graduate at Parker-Gray High School in Alexandria. He was a popular student who … Continue reading

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A Family’s Devastation of Influenza Pandemic: Bessie Evans Baltimore Carter

We all have gold mines in our family and; family history is one of our overlooked gold mines. The Baltimore, Carter and Spriggs’ families in Alexandria, Virginia were old family surnames that have been in Alexandria prior and after the … Continue reading

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