Virginia Changemakers
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Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell's belief in the value of education and the power of public broadcasting led her to help create the successful public educational television station, WETA.
Arlington

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Debbie Ryan turned the University of Virginia women's basketball team into a national power and currently campaigns for research into pancreatic cancer.
Albemarle County

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A track star and Olympic champion, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley serves as president and CEO of Women in Cable and Telecommunications and works to expand opportunities for young women in sports.
Haymarket

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A cofounder of Black Entertainment Television, Sheila Crump Johnson is a dynamic philanthropist who supports education and the arts.
Hampton

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An award-winning journalist, Ann Compton broke new ground as the first woman White House correspondent for a national news organization.
Roanoke

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A trailblazer for women in the field of photojournalism, Betty Masters was the first female photographer hired by the Roanoke Times.
Salem

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Tennis champion Arthur Ashe was an advocate for human dignity around the world.
Richmond

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Wendell Oliver Scott was the first African American to drive in the highest level of stock car racing and remains to date the only African American to have won a major NASCAR race.
Danville

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Robert Walter Johnson was a driving force behind the integration of the sport of tennis.
Lynchburg

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A leading figure in Newport News, Joseph Thomas Newsome struggled to bring education and voting rights to the African American community.
Newport News
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