Virginia Changemakers
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A native of Egypt, Aliaa Khidrteaches Arabic at the University of Virginia andco-founded a series of programs introducing Islam and Qur'an to the local community at alocal Islamic Center (Masjid).

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Hall of Fame basketball player Alonzo Mourning Jr. is a champion of charitable causes and persevered against kidney disease.

As a judge in Richmond’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Angela Edwards Roberts has been a forceful advocate for vulnerable youth and families within the criminal justice system.

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As chief of the Pamunkey Indians, Ann fought to preserve the rights of her people when they were threatened by English colonists.
King William County

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Annabella Ravenscroft Gibson Jenkins established a hospital in Richmond that accepted all patients regardless of their ability to pay.

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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

Annie Belle Daniels, the founder of the Madam Daniels School of Beauty Culture, is an influential civil rights and political activist in Newport News.
Newport News

A native of Rwanda,Baraka Kasongo is a lieutenant with the Roanoke City Fire Department and the founder of Volatia Language Network, which provides interpretation and translation services.

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As a longtime community leader in Richmond, Benjamin Lambert practiced optometry in Jackson Ward and served in the Virginia General Assembly.

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A president of Central Coca-Cola Bottling Company for more than twenty years, Betty Sams Christian enriched her community through philanthropy.
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