Tag: black history

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Celebrating 100...

The Snowden School and the Hallowell School for Girls, the first public schools for black children in the City of Alexandria, opened 100 years...

Your Views: We should capitalize on our history

To the editor: The Alexandria Times editorial, “Double down on our strengths,” in your Jan. 30 paper provides actionable information, based on the demographics of...

Our View: Telling more of Alexandria’s black history

It’s exciting when a city known for its history is able to significantly enhance its storytelling. That’s happening now in Alexandria with black history. This...

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...

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...

The history beneath T.C. Williams

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] In the back-and-forth between supporters and opponents of lights at the T.C. Williams High School stadium, proponents often ask: Why...

My View: I was there when James Lomax broke the color...

By Philip Brinkman Your recent feature article about James Lomax, “The homeless man who made civil rights history,” brought back memories of Alexandria during those...

Tax assessment gap widens

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] At Tuesday evening’s legislative session, city council received and passed a staff report on 2018 real property assessments, approved a...

History’s walk-through

An easily manageable tour of some of the city's prominent African American historical landmarks