The student will describe the stories of influential people in the history of Virginia and their contributions to our Commonwealth, with emphasis on
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Oliver W. Hill, a lawyer and civil rights leader, worked for equal rights of African Americans. He played a key role in the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Maggie L. Walker was the first African American woman in the United States to establish a bank and become a bank president.
Virginia patriots served in the Continental Army and fought for independence, leading to the British surrender at Yorktown.
The first Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas) was the first major clash of the Civil War. Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson played a major role in this battle.