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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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.

Amaza Lee Meredith broke through racial and gender barriers in architecture and artistic design.
Lynchburg and Petersburg

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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

A native of Pakistan, Atif Qarni is currently the secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Prince William County

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An astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Beth A. Brown worked to inspire women and minorities to pursue careers in science.

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.

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Christopher Bernard Howard sets an example for Hampden-Sydney students and for everyone through his impressive sum of service to the country and youth-enrichment efforts in Africa and the United States.
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