2/26/18 | Telling the Freedman’s Story

February 26, 2018

From Mount Vernon and Fort Ward to those fleeing the Confederate states, freedmen in Alexandria built a rich history. Recent findings as well as extensive historical records of Alexandria’s black population throughout history help piece together the story.

– Sculpture by Joanna Blake honoring slaves buried at the Contraband and Freedmens Cemetery Memorial in Alexandria, Va.

Co-Chairs: Florence King and Mary Frances Varner