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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2023

Kendall Holbrook


As the CEO of an information technology company, Kendall Holbrook cultivates a culture of inclusion and serves as a mentor to women in STEM…

Ora Scruggs McCoy


Ora Scruggs McCoy is committed to preserving her family's farm and her community's rich African-American history.

Quentin J. Smith Jr.


Former Air Force pilot Quentin J. Smith Jr. is dedicated to sharing the inspirational legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen with young people.

Rev. Raymond Rogers Wilkinson


A civil rights pioneer, the Rev. Raymond R. Wilkinson courageously led the fight against racial injustice in his community.

Sheila Bowen Taylor


One of the first women to work as a nuclear engineer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Sheila Bowen Taylor is passionate about increasing diversity in STEM…

Wendell Scott


Wendell Scott endured racism on and off the track to become the first African American to win at the highest level of stock car racing.