Events

Awards Program

Dominion Resources and the Library of Virginia commemorated the leadership and accomplishments of seven outstanding African Americans during the fifth annual "Strong Men & Women in Virginia History" awards program on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at the Richmond Marriott.

Student Writing Contest Winners

(Left to right)
Northern Region Essay Winner - Meenakshi Balan, representing Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax County

Eastern Region Essay Winner - Indya Gipson, representing Nansemond River High School, Suffolk

Western Region Essay Winner - Hunter Davis, representing Gate City High School, Scott County

Central Virginia Essay Winner - Grace Lu, representing Douglas Freeman High School, Henrico

Meeting the Governor

(Left to right)
Eastern Region Essay Winner - Indya Gipson, representing Nansemond River High School, Suffolk

Central Virginia Essay Winner - Grace Lu, representing Douglas Freeman High School, Henrico

Governor Terry McAuliffe

Northern Region Essay Winner - Meenakshi Balan, representing Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax County

Western Region Essay Winner - Hunter Davis, representing Gate City High School, Scott County

2017 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History honorees and family representative

(Left to right)
William E. Bailey

The Honorable Mary B. Malveaux

Margaret E. M. Tolbert, Ph.D.

Charles S. Johnson III, representing his grandfather Charles Spurgeon Johnson ( posthumously)

Governor Terry McAuliffe

David Lambert, representing his father The Honorable Benjamin J. Lambert III (posthumously)

Jeffrey Moten, representing his wife Stephanie T. Rochon-Moten (posthumously)

Zakia Al-Amin, representing her grandfather, Leonard "Doc" Muse