Dominion Virginia Power and the Library of Virginia present Strong Men & Women in Virginia History. This program honors distinguished African-American leaders in Virginia, and features a student writing contest.
The 2016 awards ceremony was held on February 3 at the Richmond Marriott. (View a news release and video from the event.) The 2016 honorees are:
Student Writing Contest
High school students in Virginia are invited each year to honor outstanding African Americans by participating in Dominion Virginia Power and Library of Virginia’s Strong Men & Women in Virginia History student writing contest. Four winning essays are chosen, one from each of the four regions that Dominion Virginia Power serves (central, eastern, northwest and southwest).
Select a time period below to learn about honorees recognized in the past as Strong Men & Women: