Parker-Gray School Archives
The Parker-Gray School Archives
Born out of the Alexandria Black History Resource Center's mission (now the Alexandria Black History Museum), the Parker-Gray Archives seeks to preserve documents, photographs, yearbooks and other memorabilia relating to the Parker-Gray school years. Currently the archives contain over 300 photographs, many documents, and assorted memorabilia relating to Parker-Gray from 1920 to 1979.
Selected photographs and objects from The Parker-Gray School Collection can now be viewed at Historic Alexandria Collections Online.
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History of The Parker-Gray Schools
The Parker-Gray School provided African American children with comprehensive education at a time when segregation and lack of resources, teachers, and facilities threatened what is now understood as a fundamental right of every child.
Learn more about the History of the Parker-Gray Schools.
The Parker-Gray Schools: Elementary - High - Middle. 100th Anniversary 1920-2020 is an illustrated brochure produced by the staff of the Alexandria Black History Museum in honor of the Parker-Gray School 100th Anniversary.
What You Can Do to Help
If you have photographs, scrapbooks, or yearbooks from Parker-Gray High School or Middle School, please contact the director of the Alexandria Black History Museum about donation options.
Can you identify classmates and faculty in the brochure and database? If so, use this form to share this information with the Museum.
If you have stories to share, contact the director about the Office of Historic Alexandria's Oral History Initiative. Staff members conduct audio and video tape interviews for inclusion in the city's archives. This is a wonderful way to preserve your history for family members and future scholars. You may choose an open or sealed oral history.
Support the Alexandria Black History Museum's programming. Funds acquired through Museum events are used to assist in the conservation of archival materials.