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Alexandria Celebrates Women: Women’s roles on Election Day

By Gayle Converse You might think it’s a far stretch between serving as a high-ranking United States military officer in the Middle East to serving...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: The origins of the Scottish Walk Parade

By Gayle Converse  In 1605, five residents of Aberdeen, Scotland were prosecuted for parading through the town “maskit and dancing with bellis.” More than 400...

The struggle for suffrage

By Gayle Converse  “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by...

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 –...

Unrivaled excellence and unsullied fame

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller A woman with ties to several historic sites in Alexandria has been described as “the wife of three husbands,”...

Better With Age Profile: Making a mark

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] There are always a few special people in a community who do the most to help others. Pat Miller is one...

Cloaks, daggers…and petticoats

How American women spies ‘gave the slip’ to the enemy (Part II) By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller Due to the destruction of records and the...

Cloaks, daggers…and petticoats

How American women spies 'gave the slip' to the enemy (Part I) By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller Invisible ink, secret codes… and layers of petticoats...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: Celebrating women writers

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller The documentation of history is impossible without the written word. With the stroke of a pen or tap of...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: A band of brothers and sisters

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller They are mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and grandmothers. They are factory workers, medical personnel and professional ballerinas. They are...