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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Parker-Gray High School

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 14, 2016
1. Parker-Gray High School Marker
Inscription. Parker-Gray School opened on Wythe Street in 1920 to serve African American students in grades 1-8. Until upper-level classes were added in 1932, African Americans had to travel to the District of Columbia to attend high school. Civil rights attorney Charles Houston and other activists later persuaded the City of Alexandria to construct its first high school building for African Americans, and Parker-Gray High School opened on this site in 1950. Court-ordered desegregation began in 1959. The last class graduated from the high school in 1965. Parker-Gray Historic District bears the school’s name.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-137.)
 
Location. 38° 48.829′ N, 77° 3.077′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on Madison Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Madison Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War, Rails, and Wells (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Memorial Pool (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hump: Open Lots For Blocks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colross-Alexandria's Urban Phoenix
Parker-Gray High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 14, 2016
2. Parker-Gray High School Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); James Bland Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Robinson Library -1940 (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of Edmund Jennings Lee (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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