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Eugene Thompson, a graduate of Parker-Gray High School and former director of the Black History Museum, speaks Oct. 24 at Charles Houston Recreation Center dedication of the Memorial Brick Walkway.

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Paving the Way in Alexandria

Memorial Walkway celebrates legacy of Parker-Gray School.

The 100th anniversary of the founding of Parker-Gray School, for decades the lone place of education for Alexandria’s African American community, was celebrated Oct. 24 with the dedication of a brick Memorial Walkway on the grounds of its original site at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.

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