Virginia Changemakers
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  • Subject is exactly "Strong Men and Women in Virginia History"

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Evelyn Reid Syphax served the needs of her community as an educator, businesswoman, and local historian.
Arlington County

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As a community activist, entrepreneur, and state senator, L. Louise Lucas has been a tireless advocate for residents of southeastern Virginia.

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A dedicated physician, businesswoman, and community health advocate, Dr. Lerla G. Joseph provides high-quality, value-based health care to underserved populations in central Virginia.

Through his work in the ministry and as a community activist, Rev. Stan Maclin embraced diversity and inclusion and empowered others to work for racial justice.

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Krysta Jones is passionate about encouraging and empowering others to make a difference in their communities, state, and nation.
Arlington County

Inspired by examples of public service in her family, Kaci Easley was the first African American to serve as director of Virginia's Executive Mansion.
Charles City County

As a community activist for more than 30 years, Penny Franklin has been an advocate for the fair and respectful treatment of all people.
Montgomery County

Research scientist, mentor, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) champion Joycelyn Harrison is an award-winning chemical engineer and prolific inventor.
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