Virginia Changemakers
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The daughter and wife of missionaries, Elizabeth Coles Bouey organized the National Association of Ministers’ Wives.

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An extraordinary orator who preached throughout the eastern United States, John Jasper in 1867 established Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, in Richmond.


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Born into slavery, Noah Davis raised more than $4,000 to free himself and his family members during the 1840s and 1850s.

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Born into slavery, Fields Cook became a prominent African American leader in Richmond and Alexandria in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Richmond and Alexandria
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