The Library of Virginia has joined forces with Dominion to form a new dynamic program. Dominion’s Strong Men & Women: Excellence in Leadership series and the Library of Virginia’s African American Trailblazers in Virginia History are now one program — Strong Men & Women in Virginia History. This new program, which will operate in Virginia only, was inaugurated in January when eight honorees were announced for 2013.

Most components of the original programs remain the same: we still honor distinguished African-American leaders, and there will be an annual student writing contest with awards to students and their schools.

Resource materials for Strong Men & Women in Virginia History are available online to Virginia-area schools through the Library of Virginia. Teachers may also request a set of materials to be mailed to them through our contact us page.

For information on past honorees (Trailblazers and Strong Men & Women) use the following links: African American Trailblazers and Strong Men & Women: Excellence in Leadership series. Visit our research guide for digital resources on African American History sites.

Current Honorees