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Virginia Women in History 2016

Edwilda Gustava Allen Isaac

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As a teenager, Edwilda Allen Isaac helped lead a walkout of students from R. R. Moton High School that contributed to ending school segregation in the…

Sarah A. Gray

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A teacher and principal for more than thirty years, Sarah A. Gray had a profound influence on the education of African Americans in Alexandria.

Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson

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A talented mathematician, Katherine Johnson worked for NASA for more than thirty years and calculated the trajectories for America's earliest manned…

Mary Elizabeth Nottingham Day

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A gifted teacher who strove to bring art to all Virginians, Elizabeth Nottingham Day was also an acclaimed artist of the Virginia scene.

Flora Lonette Davis Crittenden

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As a teacher, school counselor, and member of the House of Delegates, Flora D. Crittenden exemplifies her belief that education is the key to success.

Ana Ines Barragan King

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As founder and artistic director of the Latin Ballet of Virginia, Ana Ines King shares Latin American dance and culture with students and audiences…

Meyera Fran Ellenson Oberndorf

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The longest-serving mayor of Virginia Beach, Meyera E. Oberndorf was a tireless advocate for the city and its residents.

Elizabeth Lee "Betty" Masters

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A trailblazer for women in the field of photojournalism, Betty Masters was the first female photographer hired by the Roanoke Times.