Virginia Changemakers
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  • Tags: Community Leadership and Philanthropy

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Ella Agnew was a pioneer in home demonstration work in rural Virginia early in the twentieth century.
Blacksburg

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Businesswoman and community activist Maggie Walker was the first African American woman to charter and serve as president of a bank.
Richmond

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The daughter of the powerful paramount Indian chief, Pocahontas has become enshrined in American history as a savior of the Virginia colony.
Jamestown

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Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell's belief in the value of education and the power of public broadcasting led her to help create the successful public educational television station, WETA.
Arlington

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Social reformer Rosa Dixon Bowser was an advocate for civil rights and educational opportunities for African Americans.
Richmond

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Janie Porter Barrett devoted her life to improving opportunities for young African American women through education.
Hanover County

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Social reformer and activist Mary-Cooke Branch Munford advocated public school reforms, women's rights, and interracial cooperation throughout her life.
Richmond

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As the founder and president of the First Nations Development Institute and First Peoples Worldwide, Rebecca L. Adamson strives to empower Native peoples to achieve economic independence.
Fredericksburg

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Throughout her career as a teacher, Lillian Ward McDaniel advocated lifelong education and community service.
Richmond

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Throughout her life, Anne Dobie Peebles was a relentless advocate for public education and health-care improvements for all Virginians.
Sussex County
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