Tag: African American history

A walk through Black history: Updated African American Heritage Trail to...

By Wafir Salih | [email protected] On Saturday, the African American Heritage Trail Committee will gather at Founders Park for the unveiling of 11 new signs...

Our View: An unexpected light

Sometimes grace notes sound in the unlikeliest of places. Such is the reminder from Mark Eaton’s story in this week’s Alexandria Times, “Through their...

Corrected Through their eyes: A look back at the segregated Johnson...

By Mark Eaton | [email protected] Alexandria opened the Johnson Memorial Pool in 1952 at what was then the corner of First and North Payne Streets...

Davis named OHA division director

By Leslie Golden | [email protected] The Office of Historic Alexandria announced Audrey P. Davis as the new Director of its African American History division. Davis...

The Legacy of Annie B. Rose

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller | [email protected] The daughter of a once-enslaved laborer was instrumental in turning what was once an infamous Alexandria site –...

Your Views: Issues with Heritage proposal

To the editor: City leaders should have realized that the middle of a pandemic is not the time to debate a complex, perhaps precedent-setting, urban...

City plans to buy and preserve Freedom House

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The City of Alexandria announced that it plans to purchase Freedom House, the historic site of a former slave trading...