Tag: civil rights

Alexandria resident Carletha “Nana” West turns 107

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] 1912. The year Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic Ocean. The year Woodrow Wilson was elected president....

My View, Jack Lichtenstein, Col., U.S. Army (Ret): Morris L. Murray’s...

By Jack Lichtenstein Your tributes to Samuel W. Tucker in your editorial “Remembering Samuel Tucker, a great Alexandrian” and Out of the Attic, “Samuel Tucker’s...

Our View: Remembering Samuel Tucker, a great Alexandrian

The year was 1939. Franklin Roosevelt was President of the United States. World War II started in Europe. Baseball great Lou Gehrig retired after...

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...

Our View: Compromise on T.C. lights

History is not inherently good or bad. In Alexandria, we rightly celebrate our storied colonial era, preserve the cobblestone streets that remain and continue...

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...

Ferdinand T. Day opens its doors

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The walls have been color-coded by grade, a parking garage roof has been converted into a jungle gym and the...

Our View: Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway is long overdue

City council inched closer to renaming the part of Route 1 that runs through Alexandria from Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway on Tuesday...

The homeless man who made Alexandria civil rights history

By Jim McElhatton | Email Jim For years, James Lomax spent his afternoons on the same curb across from an Old Town church that serves...

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...