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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The settlers lacked some skills necessary to provide for themselves.
Some Virginians were neutral and did not take sides, while other Virginians remained loyal to Great Britain.
Oliver W. Hill, Sr., 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.
Many settlers died of starvation and disease.
Portuguese sailors captured African men and women from what is present-day Angola. The legal status of these early African men and women as either servants or enslaved persons once they arrived in Virginia is unknown.