Virginia Changemakers
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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.

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

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

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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.

A native of Sudan,Bol Gai Dengis currently running for president of South Sudan.

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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 Afircan American woman to serve on the Supreme Court of Virginia, Cleo Elaine Powell encourages young people to create a culture of diversity and respect for the law.
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