Virginia Changemakers
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As an activist, leader, scholar, writer, and educator, Sharifa Alkhateeb worked tirelessly to strengthen communities and bridge Islamic and American cultures.
Fairfax County

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As a programs supervisor for the Virginia High School League, Claudia L. Dodson was dedicated to developing opportunities for girls' athletics across the state.

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As a teacher, India Hamilton continuously pushed for the expansion, implementation, and improvement of educational opportunities for African American students.
King William County


A pioneer in the field of reproductive endocrinology, Georgeanna Seegar Jones helped lead pathbreaking research into fertility treatments for women.

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Determined that her freedom was worth any hardship, Ona Judge escaped slavery and defied George Washington's attempts to retrieve her.
Fairfax County

Throughout her career, Lucy Randolph Mason championed social reforms and legislation to help Southern workers.

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Ballad singer and songwriter Kate Peters Sturgill preserved the music of her Appalachian region through her recordings and collection of folk songs.
Wise County

A prosperous woman during the earliest years of the Virginia colony, Temperance Flowerdew Yeardley took steps to maintain control of her financial affairs after her husband's death.

Mary A. Marshall advocated public education and equal rights as a member of the General Assembly for more than twenty years.

Acclaimed novelist and writer Barbara Kingsolver addresses issues of social justice, the environment, and human rights through her fiction and nonfiction.
Washington County
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