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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2018

Marguerite Bailey Young


Marguerite B. Young has dedicated her life to education, community service, and accessible health care.

Angela Edwards Roberts


As a judge in Richmond’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Angela Edwards Roberts has been a forceful advocate for vulnerable youth and families…

Edwin Bancroft Henderson


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

Calvin Coolidge Green


A schoolteacher and military veteran, Calvin C. Green filed a lawsuit in 1965 to compel New Kent County to desegregate its public schools.

Mavis Claytor–Ford


The first African American to earn a nursing degree from the University of Virginia, Mavis Claytor–Ford focused on geriatric care during her 30-year…

Warren Wesley Buck III


Nationally recognized physicist Warren Wesley Buck III helped create Hampton University’s doctoral program in physics and works to attract a diverse…

Dana Olden Baldwin


Dana Olden Baldwin was a community physician whose entrepreneurial spirit created a thriving African-American business district in Martinsville.