Tag: alexandria black history museum

Genealogist traces lives and histories of African American families

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Char McCargo Bah did not learn about Alexandria’s Black history until she was 30. “We were taking this Black history tour,...

Local site added to Civil Rights Network: Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery...

By Katherine Hapgood | [email protected] The work of a citizen-led effort has finally come to fruition as the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial will be...

Alexandria celebrates Juneteenth

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] With Juneteenth now a federal holiday, the first new addition since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983, public awareness about...

Online exhibit memorializes city’s response to George Floyd murder

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Though it remains closed, on Tuesday the Alexandria Black History Museum launched an online exhibition titled “Preserving Their Names,” exactly...

Audrey Davis shines a light on city’s past at Black History...

By Allison Hageman | [email protected]  Last summer at the Alexandria vigils for George Floyd, Audrey P. Davis, director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, collected...

Out of the Attic: The Moss Kendrix Collection at the Black...

Voting is still open until Jan. 20 in the Virginia Association of Museums’ Top 10 Endangered Artifact competition and a collection at the Alexandria...

Alexandria Black History Museum seeks grant

By Will Schick | [email protected] The Alexandria Black History Museum is competing in the Virginia Association of Museums’ Top 10 Endangered Artifact competition, in the...

City launches new African American Heritage Trail

By Lindsey Sullivan | [email protected] Earlier this month, the City of Alexandria released a new virtual history tour that details the significance of African Americans...

My View | Audrey P. Davis: Say his name

“How shall integrity face oppression? What shall honesty do in the face of deception, decency in the face of insult, self-defense before blows? How...

Exploring Alexandria’s African American history

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] February is Black History Month, but for city historians and black residents, every month is an opportunity to tell stories...