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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...

Visit Alexandria details new businesses, visitor trends

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Each year, Alexandria’s official tourism organization, Visit Alexandria, answers a loaded question in our constantly evolving city: What’s new? The new...

My View: Lynchings in Alexandria

On any Saturday morning, Alexandria residents and visitors enjoy the famous farmers’ market in front of city hall. They may not realize they are...

Your Views: Remembering Alexandria’s Contrabands

To the editor: I am writing in response to the Feb. 28 Alexandria Times story “Contrabands in Alexandria” that details the talk given by Black...

Black History Museum’s Audrey Davis discusses “Contrabands” in Alexandria

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Walking past the Mobil gas station on South Washington Street in the 1990s, it would have been difficult to imagine...

Our View: Remembering Samuel Tucker, a great Alexandrian

The year was 1939. Franklin Roosevelt was President of the United States. World War II started in Europe. Baseball great Lou Gehrig retired after...

MLK poster exhibition returns to city hall

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] On this year’s particularly frigid Martin Luther King Jr. Day, city officials, members of the Alexandria Society for the Preservation...

PBS Cancels Mercy Street

By James Cullum  Mercy Street has been cancelled. The second season finale of the Civil War-era drama set in Alexandria aired on March 5, but...