The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria African American Hall of Fame invite the public to purchase personalized bricks to create a memorial walkway recognizing the 100th anniversary of Parker-Gray High School. The walkway, which will consist of the Parker-Gray Bulldog mascot and engraved bricks to honor teachers, students, individuals, families, houses of worship and the greater community, will be located at the main entrance of the Charles Houston Recreation Center (900 Wythe St.). The initial brick purchase campaign will end Sept. 30. A community dedication and unveiling is planned for late October.
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.
Visit the project website to purchase a brick or get more information.