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Reverend Fields Cook engaged in so many areas of endeavor during his lifetime that it would be impossible to write a short article on all the things he accomplished. His struggles became his strengths
He was born a slave in King Williams County, Virginia around 1817, and was author of the 1847 unpublished memoir, “Fields’ Observations.”
Before 1965, Alexandria, Va. had separate schools for African Americans in the Alexandria school system.