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.

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As editor of the Richmond Planet, John Mitchell Jr., fought against racism and for African American advancement in politics, business, and education.

Born into slavery, John Wesley Cromwell went on to become an attorney, educator, and publisher of the People's Advocate.
Portsmouth and Norfolk County

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

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Marcellus Spencer “Boo” Williams, Jr., created a nationally known summer youth basketball program and led the way in developing a state-of-the-art community sports facility in Hampton.

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A success in the classroom and on the gridiron, Super Bowl champion Michael Robinson encourages students to strive academically and participate in community service.

Hall-of-Fame basketball player Robert Dandridge uses his talents and experience to mentor youth in basketball clinics and education programs.

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

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