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Parker-Gray 100th Anniversary Walkway Dedication

Title:Parker-Gray 100th Anniversary Walkway Dedication
Date & Time:Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. (Map This)
Charles Houston Recreation Center
Event Details:The Parker-Gray Memorial Brick Walkway was the vision of the Alexandria African American Hall of Fame. The walkway recognizes the 100th anniversary of Parker-Gray High School which opened to students on September 10, 1920. The walkway, which consists of the Parker-Gray Bulldog mascot and engraved bricks to honor teachers, students, individuals, families, houses of worship and the greater community, is located at the main entrance of the Charles Houston Recreation Center (900 Wythe St.) the original site of the Parker-Gray school. The school opened in September 1920 at the site of the current recreation center and 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.

The event will occur on-site at the Wythe St. entrance and will be simulcast virtually on livestream. Onsite participation will be limited to ensure compliance with all safety guidance. The event will occur rain or shine.
Contact Person:Jack Browand
Contact Phone No.:703.746.5504
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Community Outreach, Historic Preservation, Old Town, Recreation, Recreation Centers

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