Tag Archives: Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church

Contee and Gibson Families

Behind the scenes of the article titled, “A 150-Year history of the Contee-Gibson Family School.” Myron Contee had no idea about the history of his ancestors in Alexandria, Washington, DC and Maryland. His Contee and Gibson families were early property … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Black People of Alexandria, Entrepreneurs, Neighborhoods | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Black People of Alexandria, Churches, Methodist | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Behind the Scene – “The Cigar Man Made a Better Life – James Thomas Ford”

Mr. James Thomas Ford was a hardworking man. He was determined to make a better life for himself. At the age of 17, he knew the value of supporting a family. He along with his other siblings help earn money … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Black People of Alexandria, Businesses, Churches, Entrepreneurs, Methodist, Migration, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Beating The Odds: Patrick H. Lumpkins

Patrick H. Lumpkins had beaten the odds, he had a disability due to slavery but he excelled after the civil war. Besides being a teacher and a music director, he raised a family. His daughter, Helen Lumpkins Robinson Day, became … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Black People of Alexandria, Education, Hallowell, Snowden | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment