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Notes: Alexandria hosts first ‘Black Family Reunion’

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The Alexandria Library hosted its first Black Family Reunion event this weekend as part of an effort to help fill in the gaps in the city’s history.

The event aimed to bring neighborhoods together and help put together documents on genealogical records, tracing back some of the deep family roots in Alexandria.

The Washington Post reported that over 1,000 photographs were submitted before the events and hundreds came out to the gathering on Queen Street to participate in the event.

The program was boosted by Bill Euille, Alexandria’s first Black mayor, and Char McCargo Bah, an Alexandria Living Legend who has done extensive work on Black history and genealogy in Alexandria.

Black Family Reunion logo (image via Alexandria Library)

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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information:, 770.789.3534.

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