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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Claudia Alexander Whitworth has worked diligently over the decades to improve the quality of life in Roanoke.

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

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Willie Lanier broke through racial barriers in professional football by becoming the first African American to play middle linebacker, the position that directs the defense on the field.
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