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  • Tags: Civil Rights and Reform

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Educator, activist, and basketball pioneer Edwin B. Henderson dedicated his life to serving the African-American community through sports in education and fighting racial discrimination.
Fairfax County

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A schoolteacher and military veteran, Calvin C. Green filed a lawsuit in 1965 to compel New Kent County to desegregate its public schools.
New Kent County

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Award-winning educator and blues musician Gaye Adegbalola celebrates diversity and strives to empower others through her music.
Fredericksburg

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As a teenager, Edwilda Allen Isaac helped lead a walkout of students from R. R. Moton High School that contributed to ending school segregation in the United States.
Farmville

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Civil rights pioneer Olivia Ferguson McQueen successfully challenged school segregation in 1959, but did not receive her diploma for another fifty-four years.
Charlottesville

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A nationally celebrated Baptist minister, Wyatt Tee Walker was a pioneer in the Civil Rights movement.
Petersburg

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Early in the twentieth century, Robert Russa Moton was one of the foremost African American educators in the United States.
Hampton

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Charles Spurgeon Johnson battled racism early in the twentieth century as a preeminent sociologist, author, educator, and college president.
Bristol

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Activist Nannie Berger Hairston strives to make her community a better place.
Christiansburg

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Attorney and civil rights activist Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. advocates equal justice and equal opportunities for all Americans.
Roanoke
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