Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2009, the city had a total population of 139,966. Located along the Western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately six miles south of downtown Washington, D.C.
From 1828 to 1836, Alexandria was home to the Franklin & Armfield Slave Market, one of the largest slave trading companies in the country. By the 1830s, they were sending more than 1,000 slaves annually from Alexandria to their Natchez, Mississippi, and New Orleans markets to help meet the demand for slaves in Mississippi and surrounding states. Later owned by Price, Birch & Co., the slave pen became a jail under Union occupation.
For African American escaped slaves, the military occupation of Alexandria created opportunity on an unprecedented scale. As Federal troops extended their occupation of the seceded states, escaped slaves flooded into Union-controlled areas. Safely behind Union lines, the cities of Alexandria and Washington offered not only comparative freedom, but employment. Over the course of the war, Alexandria was transformed by the Union occupiers into a major supply depot and transport and hospital center, all under army control.
Because the escaped slaves were still legally property until the abolition of slavery, they were labeled as contrabands to prevent their being returned to their masters. Contrabands took positions with the army as construction workers, nurses and hospital stewards, longshoremen, painters, wood cutters, teamsters, laundresses, cooks, gravediggers, personal servants, and ultimately as soldiers and sailors. According to one statistic, the population of Alexandria had exploded to 18,000 by the fall of 1863 – an increase of 10,000 people in 16 months.
According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $80,806, and the median income for a family was $102,435.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
African American Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 4600 Duke St Suite 311 - Alexandria VA 22304 - (703) 745-8354 - (visit website)
Akwaba Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 6222 Old Franconia Rd.
- Alexandria VA 22310 - (703) 829-6363
Angels Salon LLC - Category: Black Hair Salons - 50 S Pickett St # 29, Alexandria, VA 22304-7206 (703) 664-0648
Hair Improvement - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2817 Schooley Drive - Alexandria VA - (703) 660-8600 - (reviews)
Mane Attractions Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - A Black Beauty Salon services weaves, braids, relaxers, locs and naturals. - 6124 Summer Park Ln. Alexandria VA - (703) 973-7146 - (visit website)
ONYC Beauty - Category: Black Hair Salons - Alexandria, VA (571) 234-2257
Sha Lon Hair Salon - Category:Hair Salon - 6631 Wakefield Drive, Suite 112 Alexandria VA 22307 (703) 768-4647
Sistah's Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 6301 Little River Tpke # 130, Alexandria, VA 22312-5044 (703) 914-9442
Touched By Grace Services - Category: Black Hair Salons - 728 N Patrick St
Alexandria VA - (703) 973-7146 - (visit website)
Alexandria Black History Resource Center - Category: Black/African American Genealogy - 638 N Alfred Street Alexandria VA 22314
Atlantic Bookpost - Category: Black Book Stores - PO Box 30552 Alexandria VA 22310 (703) 313-7886
Coffey Park Greetings - Category: Services - Coffey Park Greetings offers a variety of African American Checks, ethnic products and black gifts that cater to the African American market. - Engleside, Alexandria, VA 22309 (703) 201-3047 - (visit website)
Harambee Books & Artworks! - Category: Books - We are an independent bookstore based in Old Town of Alexandria VA, serving the Washington DC metropolitan region, with a wide selection of best-selling books, exclusive artworks, and fashionable apparels. Come and browse our unique selections and hard-to-find classic African American literature. - 1132 Prince Street Alexandria, Va 22314 (703) 299-2591 - (visit website)
Liberation Books - Category: Bookstore - Liberation Books has been located in Alexandria, VA
Since 1990. - 238 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA (703) 249-4554
LRB Business Centers Inc. - Category: Business Services - We are a full service executive office leasing and virtual receptionist business. Offering co working space, virtual office, full time offices, virtual receptionist service and professional mail address. - 1727 King Street Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314 - (visit website)
Xodus International Group - Category: Travel - Xodus International Group located in Alexandria, Va. We specialize in international air, customized tours, vacations, conferences and church missions.
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Ask us about our specials to the Caribbean and our special packages for the 2016 Olympics! Call us today (703) 971 9660. - 5810 Kingstowne Center Drive, #207, Alexandria, VA (703) 971-9660 - (visit website)
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
About Face Aesthetic Centers, LLC - Category: Skin Care - 108 N. Columbus St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Alexandria African-American Heritage Park - Category: Park - Holland Lane between Duke Street and Eisenhower Avenue Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 838-4356
Alexandria Black History Museum - Category: Museum - 902 Wythe Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (703) 746-4356 - (visit website)
Intelligent Ethos - Category: Business Services - 2331 Mill Road, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22311 - (visit website)
Jason Howell Company - Category: Business Services - PO Box 5321 Arlington VA 22205 (703) 867-2387 - (visit website)
Joyous Events LLC - Category: Bridal/Events - 1034 Woods Place Alexandria, VA 22302 - (visit website)
King Centre Dental - Category: Dentist - 5695 King Centre Drive Suite B100 Alexandria, VA 22315 (703) 719-9824 - (visit website)
Latisha's Home Daycare - Category: Daycare Services - 6470 Merritt Ct Alexandria, VA 22312 (703) 981-6150 - (visit website)
Law Office of S.H. Woodson, III, P.C. - Category: Legal - - (visit website)
Metro Estate Planning, LLC - Category: Legal - 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600 Alexandria, VA 22314 22314 (571) 421-6702 - (visit website)
The Cleaning Authority - Category: Residential Housecleaning - 8808 E Pear Tree Court, Alexandria, VA 22309 (703) 619-6200
The Davion Group - Category: Business Services - 6082 A Franconia Rd Alexandria VA 22310 (703) 338-0495 - (visit website)
The Washington Insurance Consulting Group - Category: Insurance - PO Box 6055 Alexandria VA 22306 (703) 879-2423 - (visit website)
The Writing Authority - Category: Editorial Services - P.O. Box 9962 Alexandria, Virginia 22304 - (visit website)
Virginia Leadership Institute - Category: Networking - PO Box 41390, Arlington, VA 22204 (703) 969-9647 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Cajun Gourmet - Category: New Orleans Cuisine - 5801 Duke St, #G348, Alexandria, VA (703) 333-2028
King Street Blues - Category: Comfort Food - 112 N. Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 836-8800 - (reviews)
Majestic - Category: Southern Cuisine - 911 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 837-9117 - (reviews)
Mango Mike's - Category: Jamaican - 4580 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304 (703) 370-3800 - (reviews)
Red, Hot & Blue - Category: BBQ - 6482 Landsdowne Centre
Alexandria, VA 22315 (703) 550-6465 - (visit website)
RT's Restaurant - Category: Seafood, Creole and Cajun - 3804 Mount Vernon Avenue - Alexandria, VA 22305 (703) 684-6010 - (visit website)
Rx Catering - DC Metro - Category: Catering - 444 Swann Ave, #D, Alexandria,VA 22301 (703) 535-6955 - (visit website)
Southside 815 - Category: Southern Cuisine - 815 S. Washington Street - Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 836-6222 - (visit website)
Two Nineteen Restaurant - Category: New Orleans Cuisine - Live jazz & blues Fri. & Sat. - Dancing, Djay -219 King Street - Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 549-1141 - (visit website)
Zelda's NoVa Soul - Category: Soul Food - 5902 Mt. Eagle Drive, Alexandria, VA 22303 (703) 623-5346 - (visit website)
CITY VIDEO CONNECTION
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