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

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

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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

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A native of Honduras, KarlaAlmendarez-Ramosis human services coordinator and manager of the Office of Multicultural Affairs for the City of Richmond.
Richmond

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A native of Ethiopia, Seyoum Berhe is currently the state refugee resettlement coordinator with Virginia's Office of Newcomer Services.
Richmond

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A native of Sudan,Bol Gai Dengis currently running for president of South Sudan.
Richmond

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A native of Peru, Elizabeth Guzmancurrently represents the 31st District (Prince William and Fauquier Counties) in Virginia's House of Delegates.
Prince William & Fauquier Counties

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A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jacques Mushagasha is the founder and current president of the Alliance for Good Government and Peace in Africa in Harrisonburg.
Harrisonburg

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A native of Pakistan, Atif Qarni is currently the secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Prince William County
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