Peoples (5 total)

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Samuel Tucker was a black attorney who routinely challenged Virginia's Jim Crow laws. He is best known for organizing the 1939 Alexandria Library sit-in protest to desegregate the facility. After WWII, he was an attorney for the NAACP.

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Maggie Walker holds the distinction of being the first American woman to charter a bank. She was heavily involved with the 1904 Richmond Streetcar boycott and the anti-lynching movement of the 1920s.

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Aline Black was the plaintiff in a lawsuit that challenged unequal pay for teachers.

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Harry F. Byrd, a Virginia senator, governor and later a US senator, led the political machine known as the Byrd Organization, which dominated Virginia politics for forty years.

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Sixteen year old Barbara Johns persuaded 450 students to walk out of Moton High School in Farmville until a new school was built for black students. Later the case became part of Brown v. Board of Education.
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