Maggie L. Walker; and
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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Many settlers died of starvation and disease.
Women took on more responsibilities to support the war effort.
Arthur R. Ashe, Jr., was the first African American winner of a major men’s tennis singles championship. He was also an author and eloquent spokesperson for social change.
The settlers lacked some skills necessary to provide for themselves.
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.