Day3 – Alexandria

We took the metro to Alexandria, then a free trolley which takes visitors through the town. The weather improved, making walking through the old town pleasant.

We visited the African American museum and had a very long talk with the 90-year old docent, who told us about the area’s history.

We saw a film about an Alexandria library sit-in in 1939. Several African American young men sat in at the library to get the rights as taxpayers to use it. What they got is a separate black library where they could come to read and hold community meetings. Here they are escorted from the library by police.