Departmental Progressive Club celebrates 90 years

Clubs and Organizations

September 28, 2017


By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com In the Alexandria of 1927, there were few places for African Americans to seek recreation and entertainment, according to Nelson E. Greene, Jr., president of the Departmental Progressive Club. "There just wasn't much for black families and black men to do," Greene said. "Other than honkytonks," he added with a chuckle. […]