Alexandria Black History Resource Center
Alexandria Black History Museum
Paintings, photographs, books and other memorabilia documenting the African American experience in Alexandria, one of the nation’s major...
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Alexandria Black History Resource Center information
Paintings, photographs, books and other memorabilia documenting the black experience in Alexandria, one of America’s major slave ports, are on display at this small resource center (enter from Wythe St). Pick up a brochure for self-guided walking tours of important Alexandria black-history sites. In the next-door annex, the Watson Reading Room has a wealth of books and documents on African American topics. Operated by the museum, the African American Heritage Park (Holland Lane) is worth a stop to see headstones from a 19th-century black cemetery.