We have been celebrating Black History Month by publishing texts of historical markers in the Old Town and Parker Gray Historic District. Today we wrap up the marker portion with what some might say are not historical markers.
No matter. The amount of research that was done and the unique artistic expression pair to form an extraordinary homage to black history in Alexandria.
Alexandria Academy, Washington Free School, Mt. Hope Academy 1837-1843, Alfred Perry, Sylvia Morris, Lancastrian School, Society of Friends, American Baptist Free Mission Society, Mary Chase 1861, Saint Rose Institute 1861, Jane A. Crouch, Miss Sarah Gray, First Select Colored School 1862, Rev. and Mrs. Robinson, Rev. G.W. Parker, Amanda Borden, The First Free Colored Mission Day School 1863, Union Town School 1863, Nancy Williams, The Primary School 1863, William K. Harris, Richard H. Lyles, Newtown School 1863, Anna Bell Davis, Leannah Powell, The Sickles Barricks School 1863, The Jacobs Free School 1864, Louisa Jacobs, Harriet Jacobs, Miss S. V. Lawtown, Miss E.M. Lawtown, First National Freedmen’s School 1864, Harriet Bryon Douglass 1864, Second National Freedmen’s School, Rev. M.F. Bluby, Laura Phenix, Miss M.F. Simms, Mary M. Nickens, The Washington St. School, Miss L.V. Lewis, Miss A.M. Thompson, New York Freedmen’s Aid Society 1865.
Pennsylvania Freedmen’s Relief Association 1865, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, Gustavus Lumpkins 1863, First Free School Society of Alexandria, George Seaton, George W. Bryant, Anthony L. Perpemer, Hannibal King, James Piper, George P. Douglas, John H. Davis, Samuel W. Madden, J. Mck. Ware, Charles Watson, George W. Parker, Rev. Clem Robinson, George W. Sims, Snowden School for Boys, William F. Powell, Carrie Claggett, John Parker, Patrick H. Lumpkins, Hallowell School for Girls, Matilda A. Madden, Parker-Gray School 1920, Henry T. White, Laura Dorsey, Susie P. Madden, Margaret T. Young, Sarah D. Gray, Harriet Thornton, James E. Howard, Rozier D. Lyles, Mamie E. Anderson, Rev. A.W. Adkins, Wesley Elam, William Pitts, Ferris Holland, Louis Johnson, Edward L. Patterson, John T. Butler. Lyles-Crouch Elementary School, Julia Pritchett, Seminary School, Geraldine Stevenson, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, The Oblate Sisters of Providence, Sister Mary John Berchmans, Sister Mary Eusebius, Charles Houston Elementary School, Helen L. Day, Martha Miller - Kindergarten, Saretta N. Cope – Kindergarten.
Alfred Street Baptist Church 1863, Jesse Henderson, Evans Williams, Daniel Taylor, Rev. Samuel Madden, Rev. Alexander A. Truatt, Rev. Andrew W. Adkins. Old Zion Methodist Church 1862. Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church 1862, James Harper, Francis Hoy, James Evans, Philip Hamilton, Simon Turley, Rev. James Thomas, Rev. Robert H. Robinson, Rev. James Howard. Beulah Baptist Church 1863, Rev. Clem Robinson. Shiloh Baptist Church 1865, Rev. Charles H. Rodgers, Rev. Leland Warring. Second Baptist Church. Third Baptist Church 1863, Rev. Samuel Stewart, Rev. Samuel Ross. Ebenezer Baptist 1880, Rev. Field Cooke, Rev. L. Henry Bailey, Rev. W. Howard Stanton, Rev. N.S. Hargraves, Rev. Austin TA. Booker, Good Shepherd Episcopal Chapel 1883, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Mission
Mt. Jezreel 1890, Rev. Coleman, Rev. D.L. Miles, Oakland Baptist Church, 1891, Rev. E.R. Jackson, Clara Adams, William Carpenter, Brook Johnson, William Terrell, John W. Casey, Maggie Hall, Smith Wanzer, Daniel Simms, Sr., Nancy Shepherd, Harriet Shorts, Matilda Woods, Mollie Nelson. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1915, Thomas Blair, Katie Bowman, Carrie Crouch, John Johnson, John Parker. Tabernacle of God and Saints of Christ, 1921, St John’s Baptist Church, 1926, Rev. and Mrs. J.G. West, Deacon David Ackew, Deacon Raymond, Deacon Holmes. Bethel Presbyterian Church, Community Presbyterian Church, 1928, Rev. Richard B. Strong, United House of Prayer, Russell Temple C.M.E., 1841. Alleyne AME, Zion Church 1849, Rev. Frederick Douglass Williams, Rev. Grayson Kelch.
Thomas Fuller – 1789, Benjamin Banneker, 1791, William Goddard, Dominick Searcroft, Alexander Bryan, 1833, Mary Savoy, 1839, David Jarbour, H. Dulany – 1850, Mary Cole, John Williams, Moses Hepburn, John Hepburn, John Hepburn, Hendry Anderson, Charles Watson, George Seaton, John Seaton, Nellie Whiting, Magnus L. Robinson, Norman B. Pinn. Freeman N.M. Murray, The Home News, 1900, Edmund Hill, W.Walter Jackson. Murray Brothers Printers, 1903, Raymond H. Murray, F. Morris Murray, Norman D. Murray, Miss Susie B. Buckner, Florence Murray, Lewis Smith, Samuel A. Tucker, L.N. Williams, Alexandria Home Bakery, John W. Jackson, Margaret Evans, Washington Jackson, Thomas Arrington, Laura Watson, Harriet Ware.
Professor T.E. Dulany, C. William Gray, W.C. Arnold, Lloyd Lewis, Richard H. Poole, Henry Brooks, Mrs. Mattie Brooks, Mrs. Katie Skinner, Mrs. Lorraine Funn Atkins, Mrs. Annie B. Rose, Mrs. Connie Chissell, George Gaddis, Arthur Bracey, Library Sit-In – 1939, Otto Tucker, S. Wilbert Tucker, Morris Murray, Edward Gaddis, Clarence “Buck” Strange, Sgt. George Watson, Doctors, Albert Johnson – 1892, J. Milton Hopkins – c1894, Oswald Durant, Henry Ladrey, C. Aubrey Lindo, Abe Penn, Paul Piper, Charles West, Herbert G. Chissell, James Carpenter, Newman C. Taylor, Frederick Perry, W. Lee Harris, Elijah E. Lacey, T. Bernard Blue, William Skinner, Lawyers, James Webster, Thomas Watson, William MacMurray, J. Bryon Hopkins, Alfred Collins, Judge Joseph Waddy, James Raby.