Virginia Changemakers
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Born into slavery, Lott Cary purchased his own freedom and became an early leader in the new West African colony of Liberia.
Charles City County

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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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A Unionist during the Civil War, Caroline Bradby Cook protected, preserved, and passed on the Pamunkey heritage.
King William County

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Setting a charitable example, Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell fostered the fledgling Methodist Church in southwestern Virginia as a devoted adherent and through material and compassionate support of the church.
Saltville

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As an educator and author, Isabel Wood Rogers advocated that Christians take an active and responsible interest in the secular world.
Richmond

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Sister Marie Majella Berg transformed Marymount University from a junior college for women to a coeducational university during thirty years as its president.
Arlington County

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As founder of Rosemont Industries and as a Lutheran lay leader, Laura Lu Scherer Copenhaver advocated strategies for improving educational and economic opportunities in southwestern Virginia.
Smyth County

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Gowan Pamphlet was born enslaved, but persevered to become a well-known preacher, gain his freedom, and establish a Baptist church in Williamsburg that continues as an active congregation today.
Williamsburg

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The daughter and wife of missionaries, Elizabeth Coles Bouey organized the National Association of Ministers’ Wives.
Richmond

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An extraordinary orator who preached throughout the eastern United States, John Jasper in 1867 established Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, in Richmond.
Richmond

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