Tag: slavery

City plans to buy and preserve Freedom House

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The City of Alexandria announced that it plans to purchase Freedom House, the historic site of a former slave trading...

Our View: Honoring Irish heritage in Alexandria

It’s human nature to want to duck an issue rather than face potential unpleasantness head on. We all do it. Alexandria’s local government has...

Life after emancipation in Alexandria

By Derrick Perkins When former President Abraham Lincoln made good on his promise to emancipate slaves in rebel-held territory 150 years ago, the burgeoning population...

Slavery and freedom, embodied

New public art piece on Duke Street depicts the story of two slave sisters