African Americans of Alexandria, Virginia: Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)

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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 African Americans 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."

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ISBN 9781626190139
Genre HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Format Paperback
Pages 160
Publisher Date 2013-07-09 00:00:00.0
Publisher History Pr
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.62 lb
Language English
Subtitle Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century
Audience General/trade
Authors Brown-Henderson, Gwendolyn
Country of Origin United States
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