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From Slavery to Principal

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “From Slavery to Principal” February 28, 2019. I have been researching John F. Parker, the second principal of Snowden School for Boys for a number of years, I found that … Continue reading

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Mr. Patrick H. Lumpkins (Snowden School Class of 1896 – 1897)

Patrick H. Lumpkins was one of the teachers at Snowden Public School for black boys. The school was located on Pitt, between Gibbon and Franklin Streets in Alexandria, VA. During the school year of 1916 – 1917, Mr. Lumpkins became … Continue reading

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Snowden School – 1893 Teachers’ Census

Snowden Public Black School for Boys Shortly after the civil war in 1867, the Freedmen Bureau commissioned George L. Seaton to build two schools for the African Americans in the City of Alexandria.  George, a highly respected African American carpenter … Continue reading

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