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  • Tags: Civil Rights and Reform

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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.

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

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

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

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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Fannie W. Fitzgerald pioneered the integration of Prince William County Schools amid her 35-year career as an educator in Virginia schools.
Prince William County

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Determined that her freedom was worth any hardship, Ona Judge escaped slavery and defied George Washington's attempts to retrieve her.
Fairfax County

Throughout her career, Lucy Randolph Mason championed social reforms and legislation to help Southern workers.

A native of Mexico, Isabel Castilloreceived an honorary doctorate from the University of San Francisco for her advocacy work on behalf of immigrants' rights.
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