A House Divided

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For the last Season 1 blog post, Audrey P. Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, discusses the importance of family and its impact on the contraband community.

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Facts and Glossary: Alexandria's African American History

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This fact sheet and glossary is meant to point the viewer to important dates and places with emphasis on Alexandria's African American history.

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Samuel Diggs: “Free” but not Equal

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In this post, Audrey P. Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, discusses the extreme brutality that was always a part of slave culture.

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Sisterhood

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In this post, Audrey P. Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, dives deeper into women’s roles and sisterhood, as seen especially in Episodes 3 and 4, where women are seen supporting each other through difficult times.

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Miles at a Crossroads

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In this post, Audrey P. Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, dives deeper into the lives of enslaved children.

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Becoming "Contrabands"

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In this blog post, Audrey P. Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, explores the history behind the African American "contrabands" of the 1860s.

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Timeline: Alexandria’s African American History

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Mercy Street opens in the Spring of 1862 in Alexandria, Virginia. This timeline is meant to point the viewer to important dates and places with emphasis on Alexandria's African American history. It concerns the period leading up to the Civil War, through Emancipation and the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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Untold History: The African American Community of Mercy Street

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Audrey P. Davis is Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia. In this blog post, Davis explores the African American community of 1862 Alexandria.

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