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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2017

Stephanie Therese Rochon-Moten

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News anchor Stephanie Rochon raised breast cancer awareness through her award-winning “Buddy Check 6” news segments.

Mary Janipher Bennett Malveaux


Mary Janipher Bennett Malveaux is the first African-American woman to serve as a judge of Henrico County’s General District Court and the second to…

William E. Bailey

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After a decorated career as a military and commercial pilot, William E. Bailey continues to work for increased diversity in the aviation profession…

Margaret Ellen Mayo Tolbert

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Throughout her pioneering career in science, Margaret Ellen Mayo Tolbert has encouraged and inspired women and minorities to choose careers in math…

Leonard Muse

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For more than 60 years, pharmacist Leonard Muse has been a community leader in the historically African-American neighborhood of Nauck in Arlington…

Benjamin Joseph Lambert III

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As a longtime community leader in Richmond, Benjamin Lambert practiced optometry in Jackson Ward and served in the Virginia General Assembly.

Charles Spurgeon Johnson

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Charles Spurgeon Johnson battled racism early in the twentieth century as a preeminent sociologist, author, educator, and college president.