Virginia Changemakers
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A prominent Catholic in the Maryland colony, Margaret Brent later settled in Virginia where she and her siblings acquired extensive property and provided a refuge for Catholic colonists.
Stafford County

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John-Geline MacDonald Bowman helped establish business and professional organizations for Virginia women and served as president of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs.
Richmond

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

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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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Mary Willing Byrd preserved her children's property during the American Revolution and eloquently defended herself against charges of loyalism.
Charles City County

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Clementina Rind was the first female printer in colonial Virginia.
Williamsburg

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At a time when married women had few rights, Elizabeth Bray Allen Smith Stith used her own funds to establish a free school for poor children.
Isle of Wight County

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At a time when women had few rights, Ann Makemie Holden managed her large plantation on the Eastern Shore and strove to uphold the ideals of the American Revolution.
Accomack County

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At the time of the American Revolution, Hannah Lee Corbin believed that female property owners were unfairly taxed because they could not vote.
Westmoreland County

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Christiana Campbell became one of Williamsburg's most prominent and successful tavern keepers during the Revolutionary era.
Williamsburg
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