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Virginia Women in History 2017

Undine Anna Smith Moore

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Undine Smith Moore described herself as "a teacher who composes," while educating her students about music theory as well as the contributions of…

Louise Harrison McCraw

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Author Louise Harrison McCraw cofounded the Braille Circulating Library to meet the needs of an underserved population.

Cynthia Eppes Hudson

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The first African American woman appointed chief deputy attorney general of Virginia, Cynthia E. Hudson is dedicated to using the law to help all…

Corazon Sandoval Foley

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Corazon Sandoval Foley is an advocate and leader for collecting stories of Asian American immigrants through oral history and research projects within…

Doris Anne Crouse-Mays

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The first woman to direct the Virginia AFL-CIO, Doris Crouse-Mays is dedicated to improving the lives of workers in the state.

Martha Dillard Franck Rollins

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Community activist Martha Rollins fights racism, recidivism, and prejudice by bringing Richmond communities together across racial, social, and…

Mary Virginia Jones

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An expert in solid propellant rocket motor design, Mary Jones serves as a role model for women in the engineering profession.

Nora Houston

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Artist Nora Houston was a tireless advocate for woman suffrage and social reform.