For Black History Month in 2020, DHR created this slideshow compilation of 33 state historical markers about African American women whose contributions made a difference in Virginia (and in the nation’s) history.
Photo: Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was born in Newport News, Va. Marker W-70-a recalls her career. The photo shows her in 1947 with Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson, and Timmie Rosenkrantz. (Library of Congress)
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Updated May 11, 2020