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Alexandria To Host Historic Garden Week Tour

In Alexandria, this year’s Historic Garden Week, which takes place on April 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be different because of COVID-19. The event will consist only of exteriors. Participants will be given maps and directions for a self-guided walking circuit of more than a dozen homes. Called “A Springtime Stroll: Doorways of Our Past and Future,” the tour features a variety of floral arrangements and outdoor installations along the route. 

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TC Williams, Maury Schools Names To Be Changed

The superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia has recommended new names for a pair of schools, including T.C. Williams High School. Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Hutchings suggested that school board members take up Alexandria High School to replace the name of T.C. Williams, the city’s only high school and that Matthew Maury Elementary School be renamed Naomi Brooks Elementary School for a former teacher who died in 2020. Continue reading “TC Williams, Maury Schools Names To Be Changed”

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Save Moss Kendrix Collection Of Alexandria Black History Museum

Moss Kendrix was known as the father of Black Public Relations, a prominent figure who founded the Moss H. Kendrix Organization in Washington, D.C. in 1948 to promote diversity in advertising. An archive of over 900 photographs detailing Kendrix’s life’s work and contributions to society is maintained by the Alexandria Black History Museum. That collection is now part of the Virginia Association of Museum’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts contest. Continue reading “Save Moss Kendrix Collection Of Alexandria Black History Museum”

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