Tag: parker-gray

The Other Alexandria: The legacy of Helen Lumpkins Day

By Char McCargo Bah Helen Lumpkins Day, an educator at Parker-Gray School and Charles Houston Elementary School between the 1930s and 1970s, was a role...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Black history...

Years since it was first established, we still embrace the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month and the culture, local heroes of the civil...

The Other Alexandria: The first coach of Parker-Gray High School

By Char McCargo Bah Parker-Gray High School had many dedicated teachers that taught African American children from 1920 to 1965. Those teachers spent their time...

The Other Alexandria: Sarah A. Gray: Principal of Hallowell School

By Char McCargo Bah During the Civil War, contrabands, former enslaved people, entered Union controlled areas for protection, food, shelter and clothing. They also needed...

Your Views: City Council kowtows to Verizon

To the editor: A historic district is one of the few things that can overcome the telecommunications industry’s power over the placement of cell...

Your Views: A puzzling omission of coach Louis Johnson

To the editor: Nicolas Walter, the late British anarchist and atheist, famously observed, “Getting the facts right is not history, but it is a necessary...

ACPS cuts down 150-year-old “Witness Tree”

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Alexandria City Public Schools cut down the 150-year-old oak tree, named the “Witness Tree” by activists, at T.C. Williams High...

Your Views: Sargent Jerry Murray High School

To the editor: Students deserve to matriculate at a school bearing the name of someone who inspires them, a role model in fact. Students attending...

Chop Shop Taco opens in former auto shop

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Since opening Wednesday after nearly two years of anticipation, Chop Shop Taco is quickly on its way to becoming Parker-Gray’s...

Parker-Gray and Old and Historic BARs to be consolidated

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Council voted unanimously at its public hearing on Saturday to consolidate Alexandria’s two locally regulated boards of architectural review, putting...