Virginia Changemakers
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Dana Olden Baldwin was a community physician whose entrepreneurial spirit created a thriving African-American business district in Martinsville.
Martinsville

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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.
Jamestown

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A prominent Catholic in the Maryland colony, Margaret Brent later settled in Virginia where she and her siblings acquired extensive property and provided a refuge for Catholic colonists.
Stafford County

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John-Geline MacDonald Bowman helped establish business and professional organizations for Virginia women and served as president of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs.
Richmond

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Xavier R. Richardson is a fervent advocate for underprivileged youth.
Fredericksburg

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A leader in the political, cultural, and civic life of Alexandria, William Darnell “Bill” Euille became the first African American elected mayor of the city.
Alexandria

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Mary Willing Byrd preserved her children's property during the American Revolution and eloquently defended herself against charges of loyalism.
Charles City County

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Clementina Rind was the first female printer in colonial Virginia.
Williamsburg

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At a time when married women had few rights, Elizabeth Bray Allen Smith Stith used her own funds to establish a free school for poor children.
Isle of Wight County

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At a time when women had few rights, Ann Makemie Holden managed her large plantation on the Eastern Shore and strove to uphold the ideals of the American Revolution.
Accomack County
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