Tag: black history

Your Views: Community does care about Douglass Cemetery

To the editor: There is much recent history that was not mentioned in the article about Douglass Cemetery, “The fight to preserve Douglass Cemetery,”...

The Other Alexandria: Colonel John McKee, from indenture to millionaire

By Char McCargo Bah John McKee was one of Alexandria’s most successful African Americans. At the time of his death in 1902, he was known...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: A tale of four sisters

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller Try to imagine being captured from an overloaded boat on open water and sold to a notorious Alexandria slave...

Black cook fired by T.C. Williams could replace him as high...

By Jim McElhatton On Valentine’s Day 1962, Alexandria’s school board waded through dozens of proposed names for its new high school that included U.S. presidents,...

Speak Easy features Councilor John Chapman

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Councilor John Chapman joins the Alexandria Times’ podcast, Speak Easy, this month to talk about his involvement in the city’s...

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...

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...