Virginia Changemakers
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Brigadier General Gwen Bingham was the first woman to serve as quartermaster general of the United States Army.
Prince George County

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

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

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

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Peter Jacob Carter rose from slavery to be an influential member of the General Assembly and sought-after political speaker during the 1870s and 1880s.
Northampton County

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Born into slavery, Jennie Serepta Dean founded a school at a time when segregation limited educational opportunities for African American students.
Manassas

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The first orthopedic surgeon to fly into space, Robert L. Satcher's mission aboard the space shuttle Atlantis included spacewalks to repair robotic arms on the International Space Station.
Hampton

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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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James Randolph Spencer is the first African American federal judge appointed from Virginia.
Richmond
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