Tag: civil rights

Your Views: The complexity of civil rights

To the editor: The Alexandria Times’ June 25 story, “Kickstarting a conversation,” on Jaqueline Tucker’s brief tenure as city hall’s equity officer presented a one-sided...

Your Views: The conundrum of dueling constitutions

To the editor: Regarding Paul Taylor’s letter, “A colorblind approach is not racist,” in the March 12 Alexandria Times: The problem underlying all our civil...

Delving into data on lawsuits filed against the city

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] T.C. lights. The Hugo Black House. Ask most Alexandrians, and they’ll be able to recite the details of these controversial,...

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...