By preserving the history of African Americans families that brought pride the to the black communities.
Through community events and creating a documentary.
Black Roots of Alexandria organization is to give Alexandria’s African Americans artists a platform to showcase their talents and to educate and encourage all ages of the community through the Arts.
Alexandria’s Bake Off – This event was held at local family restaurant Momma Recessa which brought out 200 residents to support this event. The judge Roc Harper, the first African American that won Hell’s Kitchen was there to declare the winner.
Celebrity Look Like Contest – This event was held at the Alley Cat where residents dressed and lip sing to their favorite look-alike celebrity.
Yearly Praise and Dance Concert – Held at Jezreel Baptist church there were eight churches that participate and over twenty churches there to support this event.
1st Black Roots Alexandria Community Award was given to Ms. Joyce Rawlins for her years of community services and her ongoing dedication to the community.
Black Author’s Expo – Twenty-four authors from DMV, New Jersey, and Delaware area came to participate in this first event giving black authors an opportunity to showcase their writings skills and wonderful books to the community. Bi-Annual Black Author’s Expo
Documentary – In the planning stages
If you like to assist in events and on going data please contact us below to sign up to be a volunteer.
Volunteers will help us to expand our reach in the community and to focus on a bigger issues in the community while putting together the history of our community told by us.