Virginia Changemakers
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  • Tags: Civil Rights and Reform

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By applying to the University of Virginia to pursue graduate studies, Alice Jackson challenged Virginia's laws of segregation.

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Aline Black was a plaintiff in a case challenging the disparate pay of African American and white teachers in Norfolk.

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In 1870 Anna Whitehead Bodeker founded the first woman suffrage association in Virginia.

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An advocate for civil rights, Anne Spencer was also a noted poet of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Tennis champion Arthur Ashe was an advocate for human dignity around the world.

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As a high school student in Farmville, Barbara Johns challenged school segregation.
Prince Edward County

A schoolteacher and military veteran, Calvin C. Green filed a lawsuit in 1965 to compel New Kent County to desegregate its public schools.
New Kent County

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Charles Spurgeon Johnson battled racism early in the twentieth century as a preeminent sociologist, author, educator, and college president.

Attorney and civil rights activist Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. advocates equal justice and equal opportunities for all Americans.

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The first woman to direct the Virginia AFL-CIO, Doris Crouse-Mays is dedicated to improving the lives of workers in the state.
Wythe County
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