Tag: black history

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 | mschrott@alextimes.com 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 | mschrott@alextimes.com 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