Tag: brown v. board of education

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...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings: Fresh starts require...

The new year is always a time of fresh starts and resolutions. But it is impossible to have those fresh starts and new beginnings...

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...

ACPS chooses name for West End elementary school

After releasing its shortlist of possible names earlier this month, the Alexandria City School Board has chosen an Alexandrian civil rights activist and longtime...