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By Char McCargo Bah,Christa Watters,Audrey P. Davis,Gwendolyn Brown-Henderson,James E. Henson Sr.

Sitting simply south of the nation's capital, Alexandria has a protracted and storied history." "Still, little is understood of Alexandria's twentieth-century African American neighborhood. adventure the harrowing narratives of trials and triumph as Alexandria's African american citizens helped to form not just their place of origin but in addition the realm round them. Rutherford Adkins turned one of many first black fighter pilots as a Tuskegee Airman. Samuel Tucker, a twenty-six-year-old legal professional, geared up and fought for Alexandria to proportion its wealth of information with the African American group by means of commencing its libraries to all colours and creeds. find a bright previous that, via this list, could be remembered eternally as Alexandria's beacon of desire and light.

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