Virginia Changemakers
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Ora Brown Stokes was a lifelong advocate for the rights of African American women.
Richmond

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Labor economist Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon began her career as an organizer for woman suffrage.
Clarke County

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Josephine Norcom advocated educational opportunities and equal rights for African American women and men.
Portsmouth

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Sophie G. Meredith was an advocate for equal suffrage and women's rights.
Richmond

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Elizabeth Lewis founded the Equal Suffrage League of Lynchburg.
Lynchburg

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Civic leader Fannie B. King encouraged educational and public health reforms in addition to advocating woman suffrage.
Staunton

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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

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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

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

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Super Bowl champion Torrey Smith has used his academic and athletic success to establish community programs that inspire and assist youth in achieving their educational goals.
Westmoreland County
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