Virginia Changemakers
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Appointed a captain in the Confederate army, Sally Tompkins managed a hospital in Richmond during the Civil War.
Richmond

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As a mathematician and aerospace engineer at NASA for forty years, Christine Mann Darden was a leader in researching supersonic flight and sonic booms.
Hampton

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

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Sarah Garland Boyd Jones was the first African American woman to pass the Virginia Medical Examining Board's examination.
Richmond

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Physical therapist Bessie Blount Griffin invented devices to help wounded soldiers and was a pioneer in the field of forensic science.
Princess Anne County

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Nicknamed "Grandma COBOL," Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was a pioneer in computer science and the first woman to achieve the rank of rear admiral in the United States Navy.
Arlington County

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Katherine Harwood Waller Barrett devoted her life to providing needed medical care, shelter, education, and training to unmarried mothers and their children.
Henrico County

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A physician, Isaac David Burrell operated the only pharmacy for African Americans in Roanoke for many years.
Roanoke

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Civil rights leader Percy Casino Corbin strove to bring equality to the school system in Pulaski, Virginia.
Pulaski County

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Leland D. Melvin inspires young people and encourages them to aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Lynchburg
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