The Society was formed on August 6, 1980. The original goal of the organization was to preserve the old Alfred Street Baptist Church building, one of the oldest African American Baptist Churches in the National Capitol area. After helping to save the Alfred Street Baptist Church, the Society and the Alumni Association of Parker-Gray High School jointly requested that the City of Alexandria enlarge and support the Alexandria Black History Museum in perpetuity, where tangible links to the past history and contributions of African Americans would be preserved.
ASPBH continues its mission to identify, preserve and educate the overall Alexandria community if it’s illustrious black heritage. We support our mission by:
- Preserving, collections and promoting the early history and impressive contributions of the black community of Alexandria
- Financial support and volunteer services for the daily operations of the Alexandria Black History Museum
- Over twenty years inspiring a diverse group of local children via the Martin Luther King Jr. poster context
Join the ASPBH today!
Your membership helps preserve Alexandria’s black heritage for future generations! As a member, your contributions are tax-deductible, as we are a 501 (C) (3) organization. Our group is diverse, and we welcome your active participation in pursuing our mission!
Memberships may be purchased on-line through The Alexandria Shop.or by printing out a membership application and mailing it to the Society at:
The Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage, Inc.
P.O. Box 3527
Alexandria, Virginia 22302