Virginia Changemakers
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For decades, civil rights attorney Samuel Tucker fought for African-American equality and school desegregation in the nation's highest courts.
Emporia

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Dr. Christyl C. Johnson charts future missions at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center while also advocating opportunities for women in science and technology.
Prince William County

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Throughout his long career as a spiritual and community leader, Rev. B. H. Hester was a passionate advocate for the rights of African Americans.
Fredericksburg

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Hall-of-Fame basketball player Robert Dandridge uses his talents and experience to mentor youth in basketball clinics and education programs.
Norfolk

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As an innovative public historian, Christy S. Coleman has advocated the power of museums to challenge the dominant historical narrative and to tell a more complex and inclusive history of America.
Williamsburg

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As a union president from the 1930s to the 1950s, Samuel H. Clark fought for the rights of African-American railroad workers.
Roanoke

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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.
Portsmouth

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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.
Richmond

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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.
Harrisonburg
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