Kwame Alexander believes in the power of poetry to engage young readers in language and literature.
Lawrence A. Davies
The first African American elected mayor of Fredericksburg, Reverend Lawrence A. Davies has devoted his life to serving his community.
Fannie W. Fitzgerald
Fannie W. Fitzgerald pioneered the integration of Prince William County Schools amid her 35-year career as an educator in Virginia schools.
The first African-American woman to serve as mayor of Harrisonburg, Deanna Reed also mentors community youth through leadership programs she has…
William T. Stone
A revered civic leader and successful businessman, William T. Stone was the first African-American judge in Williamsburg.
Gladys B. West
A pioneer in mathematics, Gladys B. West was an instrumental hidden figure in the development of the modern Global Positioning System.
Andrew J. White Sr.
Throughout his career as a Baptist minister, Reverend Andrew J. White Sr. has championed education, health care, and community service.