Virginia Changemakers
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  • Tags: Sports and Media

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Hall of Fame basketball player Alonzo Mourning Jr. is a champion of charitable causes and persevered against kidney disease.

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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.

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

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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As a programs supervisor for the Virginia High School League, Claudia L. Dodson was dedicated to developing opportunities for girls' athletics across the state.

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

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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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Earl Lloyd was the first African American to play in the NBA and the league’s first African-American assistant coach.

Educator, activist, and basketball pioneer Edwin B. Henderson dedicated his life to serving the African-American community through sports in education and fighting racial discrimination.
Fairfax County

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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.
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