Tag: blois hundley

The day two sisters proved T.C. Williams wrong

By Jim McElhatton Sixty years ago next week, the namesake of Alexandria’s only public high school – former superintendent Thomas Chambliss “T.C.” Williams – appeared...

Letter to the editor: A story of triumph over injustice

To the editor: I greatly appreciate your March 22 front-page article on Blois Hundley, “A school cook’s forgotten civil rights stand.” It provides valuable education...

Letter to the editor: Actions of T.C. Williams were reprehensible

To the editor: Dino Drudi argues in his letter, “High school should keep the name T.C. Williams,” in the March 29 Alexandria Times that city...

Letter to the Editor: High school should keep the name T.C....

To the editor: I appreciate your editorial’s suggestion (“Should Alexandria's high school bear the name T.C. Williams?”) to change the name of Alexandria’s high school...

Our View: What’s in a name?

Last week’s Alexandria Times contained a front page story about a courageous black woman named Blois Hundley, who in 1958 was fired from her...

A school cook’s forgotten civil rights stand

By Jim McElhatton  In the fall of 1958, longtime Alexandria schools superintendent Thomas Chambliss “T.C.” Williams took the unusual step of firing a black school...