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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2013

Robert L. Satcher Jr.

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The first orthopedic surgeon to fly into space, Robert L. Satcher's mission aboard the space shuttle Atlantis included spacewalks to repair robotic…

Jennie Serepta Dean

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Born into slavery, Jennie Serepta Dean founded a school at a time when segregation limited educational opportunities for African American students.

Peter Jacob Carter

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Peter Jacob Carter rose from slavery to be an influential member of the General Assembly and sought-after political speaker during the 1870s and…

Wyatt Tee Walker

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A nationally celebrated Baptist minister, Wyatt Tee Walker was a pioneer in the Civil Rights movement.

Robert Russa Moton

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Early in the twentieth century, Robert Russa Moton was one of the foremost African American educators in the United States.

Nannie Berger Hairston


Activist Nannie Berger Hairston strives to make her community a better place.

Xavier R. Richardson

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Xavier R. Richardson is a fervent advocate for underprivileged youth.

Gwen Bingham

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Brigadier General Gwen Bingham was the first woman to serve as quartermaster general of the United States Army.