Author: Brian Story

Nina Tisara, Mosaic Show

Nina Tisara, Mosaic Show

Nina Tisara When Living Legends Founder and 2015 Legend Nina Tisara retired from the Living Legends organization, she announced that she was going to focus on her art. True to her promise, this year Tisara has exhibited her mosaic art at the Mount Vernon Lee […]

Jason Ellis, selected as one of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40″

Jason Ellis, selected as one of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40″

Jason Ellis 2018 Legend Jason Ellis continues to be recognized for his active involvement in the community. Jason has recently been named as one of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40,”  recognition of emerging leaders—Congratulations, Jason! https://sflcn.com/jamaican-jason-a-ellis-among-alexandria-chamber-of-commerces-40-under-40-honorees/ Legends in the News by Linda Hafer

In Memory – Colonel Ethel S. Underwood

In Memory – Colonel Ethel S. Underwood

Colonel Ethel S. Underwood We’re sorry to report the passing of 2017 Living Legend, Col. Ethel Underwood, on July 19, at the age of 93. After a groundbreaking career in the US Air Force Reserve Nurse Corps, becoming the first African American woman to achieve […]

In Memory-Pat Troy, 2010 Legend

We are sad to hear of the passing of Living Legend Pat Troy. Troy passed away on March 22, 2018 after serving as the grand marshal, along with his wife, at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A celebration of his Pat Troy’s life will […]

2018 Meet the Legends Reception—Everything you need to know here

2018 Meet the Legends Reception—Everything you need to know here

Welcome to the 2018 Meet the Legends Information Page!! Event Updates February 23, 2018: Happy Friday everyone! Tickets are going fast so please buy yours on our Eventbrite sooner than later! Please use Seminary Road or Route 7 (King Street) as the primary entrance for […]

Living Legend Char McCargo Bah in the News

Living Legend Char McCargo Bah in the News

Char McCargo Bah started a new freelance writing project in January. She is focusing attention on the work of African Americans living in Alexandria and their contribution to the city. Her first article can be found in the Alexandria Gazette. Stop by her self-published blog […]

John Porter Passes the Torch at ACT

John Porter Passes the Torch at ACT

Below is a message from our friends at ACT for Alexandria. John Porter continues to give back to the city he calls home and we wish him the best on his next endeavor. From: Lauren Stack, ACT Board Chair October 19, 2017 TO:  ACT for Alexandria […]

2014 Living Legend Char McCargo Bah to Contract with History Press

2014 Living Legend Char McCargo Bah to Contract with History Press

Char McCargo Bah a 2014 Living Legend has obtained a book contract with “History Press”.  The tentative title of the book is “The Contrabands and Freedmen’s Cemetery of Alexandria, VA.” This book will be about the Unknown Descendants of the Cemetery.  The manuscript is due […]

2017 Living Legends Video Launches on Website

2017 Living Legends Video Launches on Website

On Tuesday, September 19th Living Legends of Alexandria welcomed the community to the official opening of the 2017 Legend portrait exhibit. During this opening we showcased a video with the 2017 Legends speaking in their own words on their work to improve the City of […]

Founder’s Champagne Brunch

Founder’s Champagne Brunch

Living Legends Founder Nina Tisara hosted a champagne brunch for 20 at her home on May 22. Guests enjoyed each other’s company in a beautiful setting masterfully arranged by Marilyn Patterson, Joyous Events. The food prepared by Randy Peaches was bountiful and delicious – freshly […]