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They Served Their Country – Davis and Shanklin Families

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “They Served Their Country – Davis and Shanklin Families”– dated November 26, 2020. Sammy Shanklin shared the stories of his family military careers. Sammy’s family came to Alexandria prior to … Continue reading

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Working at the U.S. Navy Torpedo Plant

Behind the scene of the Alexandria Gazette’s story on, “Working at the U.S. Navy Torpedo Plant,” dated November 28, 2018. The U. S. Navy Torpedo Plant was an integrated work environment during the world wars. In 1920, many African Americans … Continue reading

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