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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2022

Samuel W. Tucker

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For decades, civil rights attorney Samuel Tucker fought for African-American equality and school desegregation in the nation's highest courts.

Christyl C. Johnson


Dr. Christyl C. Johnson charts future missions at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center while also advocating opportunities for women in science and…

Rev. B. H. Hester


Throughout his long career as a spiritual and community leader, Rev. B. H. Hester was a passionate advocate for the rights of African Americans.

Robert L. Dandridge


Hall-of-Fame basketball player Robert Dandridge uses his talents and experience to mentor youth in basketball clinics and education programs.

Christy S. Coleman


As an innovative public historian, Christy S. Coleman has advocated the power of museums to challenge the dominant historical narrative and to tell a…

Samuel H. Clark


As a union president from the 1930s to the 1950s, Samuel H. Clark fought for the rights of African-American railroad workers.