Alexandria Library -- Special Collections

Document of the Month

September 2005

Parker-Gray High School Yearbook, 1961

Parker-Gray High School Building

The first Parker-Gray School, located on Wythe Street, opened in 1920 for students in grades one through eight. Eventually, Parker-Gray High School was built on Madison Street and dedicated in 1950. The high school closed in 1965.

Click here to view images of Miss Homecoming 1960 and Miss Parker-Gray 1960. Do you know who they are?

If you can identify former classmates and friends -- or wish to donate a yearbook to the library for future generations -- please contact the staff of Local History/Special Collections at Phone: 703.838.4577 ext.213; FAX: 703.706.3912. We are open: Monday-Thursday, 9 am - 9 pm; Friday, 9 am - 6 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm, Eastern. Please check the Alexandria Library's web page for holiday closures.
Related Resources
  • Alexandria's Black Public Education, 1800-1965, Alexandria Black History Museum (online exhibit)
  • Guide to the Old and Historic Alexandria and Parker-Gray Historic Districts
  • Mark Howard. An Historical Study of the Desegregation of the Alexandria, Virginia, City Public Schools, 1954-1973
  • A Remarkable and Courageous Journey: A Guide to Alexandria's African American History
  • Matthew D. Lassiter and Andrew B. Lewis. The Moderates' Dilemma: Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia
  • Forrest R White. Pride and Prejudice: School Desegregation and Urban Renewal in Norfolk, 1950-1959
  • Manuscript Box #268: Parker Gray -- Historic District Papers
  • VF: Schools

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