One of the photos I will be showing at my talk Saturday next at the Java Jolt will be a group photo titled "On the Point," taken in 1897 (Credited to VF, obtained from Alexandria Special Collection). It looks like they are at Jones Point, or perhaps Broomilaw Point.
Since I was not able to find any images of black folks attending the Emancipation Day events in Alexandria, I turned to representational photos like this one.
The other day I was looking at this photo and it occured to me that one of the gentleman on the far right looks like Booker T. Washington. He came to Alexandria in April of that year. He spoke at the Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church on S. Washington Street.
Very interesting, to say the least.
If you have any info on this, please let me know. Also, I'm not sure what that last word is - Buddley?