"Sitting just south of the nation's capital, Alexandria has a long and storied history. Still, little is known of Alexandria's twentieth century African American community. Experience the harrowing narratives of trials and triumph as Alexandria's AfricanAmericans helped to shape not only their hometown but also the world around them. Rutherford Adkins became one of the first black fighter pilots as a Tuskegee Airman. Samuel Tucker, a twenty-six-year old lawyer, organized and fought for Alexandria to share its wealth of knowledge with the African American community by opening its libraries to all colors and creeds. Discover a vibrant past that, through this record, will be remembered forever as Alexandria's beacon of hope and light."-- back cover.
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