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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Scott T. Allison

2015

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Pocahontas: The Unknown And Underestimated Hero Of Central Virginia, Meghan N. Dillon Dec 2014

Pocahontas: The Unknown And Underestimated Hero Of Central Virginia, Meghan N. Dillon

Scott T. Allison

The purpose of this chapter is to dispel some of the false perceptions of Pocahontas and elaborate on her many acts of selflessness during the early colonization of Virginia. These actions added up to a meaningful life of heroism. Through the use of various scholarly articles and sources, we can attempt to understand her heroism as it pertains to her relationship with the English colonizers sent by the Virginia Company. Pocahontas’ contributions to the heroic history of Richmond largely go unnoticed, but it is this chapter’s aim to bring her and all of her varied accomplishments into the light ...


Maggie Walker: The Hero Of The Harlem Of The South, Brendan J. Griswold Dec 2014

Maggie Walker: The Hero Of The Harlem Of The South, Brendan J. Griswold

Scott T. Allison

This chapter describes the many ways that Maggie Lena Walker led a heroic
life, despite the daunting challenges that she faced – or perhaps even because
of them. My goal with this chapter is to illuminates how Walker exerted a
tremendously positive and enduring influence on the citizens of Richmond,
Virginia. No one in Virginia's history was more dedicated, more inspiring,
or more influential in promoting educational opportunities for African
Americans than Maggie Walker.