Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage


To identify, preserve and educate the overall Alexandria community if it’s illustrious black heritage.


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.

The Society collects and promotes the early history and impressive contributions of the African American community within Alexandria. Also, it gives financial support and volunteers for the daily operations of the Alexandria Black History Museum. The Society also takes pride in inspiring local kids via the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poster context.


P.O. Box 3527
Alexandria, Virginia 22302