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Virginia Women in History 2017

Undine Anna Smith Moore


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


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


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.