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Audrey Davis is the Acting Director for the Alexandria Black History Museum. Davis has served as the president of the Alexandria Historical Society and president of the Virginia Association of Museums. She also sits on the Board of Trustees for Preservation Virginia.
Gwendolyn Brown-Henderson is an Alexandria native, and a longtime member and president of the Missionary Society for the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Alexandria. Now retired, Brown-Henderson serves as president of the Alexandria Old School Alumni Association.
James Henson is a retired Baltimore lawyer from Alexandria. He was the first African American to serve as Assistant County Solicitor for Howard County, Maryland, and has taught law at Morgan State University and Howard Community College. A bronze star recipient, he is a lifelong member of the NAACP and has received many awards from Maryland governors.
Christa Watters is a writer, editor and community journalist who owns and operates WattersEdge, an editorial services business. Watters has worked for the Potomac Review, the Alexandria Gazette Packet and the Mount Vernon Gazette. She has also served on multiple committees through the city of Alexandria.
The authors have assembled here a history of the African-American community in Alexandria by presenting short biographies of outstanding individuals nominated as Beacons of Light. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mary Louise Clifford