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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 group. adventure the harrowing narratives of trials and triumph as Alexandria's African americans helped to form not just their homeland but additionally the area round them. Rutherford Adkins grew to become 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 establishing its libraries to all colours and creeds. find a vivid previous that, via this list, might be remembered perpetually as Alexandria's beacon of desire and light.

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