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RECONSTRUCTION ERA

In 2015, we celebrated the 150th year anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Now, we are in the 150th year anniversary dates of the “Reconstruction Era”. The Reconstruction Era refers to the period in the United States history … Continue reading

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Celebrating 150 years end of the Civil War

  For 2015, I will be doing a series of articles in celebration of the end of the Civil War. Alexandria African Americans contributed a lot to the growth and history of Alexandria, VA. The forgotten historical contributions of many … Continue reading

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1939 Parker-Gray High School Students

Parker-Gray High School had 14 students that graduated in 1939.  There are 15 people in this 1939 picture taken on the front steps of Parker-Gray High School. Aldrich Adkins Willie Mae Askew (Griffin) Daniel Batts Paul Carter Louise Euille (Hernandez) … Continue reading

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1920 Parker-Gray Class

  Prior to 1920, a group of concerned African American citizens which included Reverend Samuel B. Ross, Samuel Tucker, Henry Taylor, Blanche Parker Taylor and the alumni from the Hallowell and Snowden Schools pressured the City of Alexandria for a … Continue reading

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