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Adding to the Wealth of Alexandria’s Historical Record By Kris Gilbertson In 2015, when the City Council debated redevelopment of the Ramsey Homes, Council member John Taylor Chapman was bothered that so few people knew that Ramsey Homes was one of three projects built as segregated housing for black defense workers during World War II. […]

In Rememberance of Alexandria’s Matriarch Vola Lawson

It is with a heavy heart that Zebra remembers Vola Therrell Lawson, former city manager, who passed away Tuesday, December 10, at the age of 79. Lawson was a community activist, deeply involved in issues ranging from civil rights to animal welfare, and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria animal shelter was named in her […]

In Memory of Carolyn C. Burnett: November 2, 1927 – September 12, 2012

Carolyn Cofer Burnett, 84, of Tallahassee, Florida passed away on September 12, 2012 after an extended illness. Born in Savannah, Georgia, she grew up in Jacksonville where she attended Landon High School followed by two years at the Florida State College for Women (FSU). In 1947, Carolyn transferred to the University of Florida in Gainesville […]

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