Virginia Changemakers
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Kwame Alexander_cmyk sheetfed.jpg
Kwame Alexander believes in the power of poetry to engage young readers in language and literature.
Fairfax County

Rev Lawrence Davies_cmyk sheetfed.tif
The first African American elected mayor of Fredericksburg, Reverend Lawrence A. Davies has devoted his life to serving his community.
Fredericksburg

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Fannie W. Fitzgerald pioneered the integration of Prince William County Schools amid her 35-year career as an educator in Virginia schools.
Prince William County

Deanna Reed_cmyk sheetfed.tif
The first African-American woman to serve as mayor of Harrisonburg, Deanna Reed also mentors community youth through leadership programs she has established.
Harrisonburg

William Stone_cmyk sheetfed.tif
A revered civic leader and successful businessman, William T. Stone was the first African-American judge in Williamsburg.
Williamsburg

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A pioneer in mathematics, Gladys B. West was an instrumental hidden figure in the development of the modern Global Positioning System.
King George County

Andrew White_cmyk sheetfed.tif
Throughout his career as a Baptist minister, Reverend Andrew J. White Sr. has championed education, health care, and community service.
Petersburg

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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

Ann Pamunkey 041393_01.tif
As chief of the Pamunkey Indians, Ann fought to preserve the rights of her people when they were threatened by English colonists.
King William County

Dodson, Claudia L_19_0317_008.jpg
As a programs supervisor for the Virginia High School League, Claudia L. Dodson was dedicated to developing opportunities for girls' athletics across the state.
Charlottesville
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