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While the movie Hidden Figures focuses on three women, there were several other African American women math geniuses who assisted in the space program’s success. Meet one of them.

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Image: Bessie Coleman and her plane in 1922, Monash University

The first licensed African American Female pilot was named Bessie Coleman. It was wild tales of flying exploits from returning WWI soldiers that first inspired her to explore aviation.

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How can parents manage the "village" of caregivers who are providing for their children? Here are some tips to help.

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The Underground Railroad was a lifeline for slaves escaping to freedom, and Harriet Tubman was undoubtedly one of its most famous "conductors." Revisit her life and legacy.

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Connected to the Community

Here's what we've currently got in the works to bring education, enlightenment, and inspiration to Hampton Roads.

Emerging Leaders Board

Young professionals passionate about public media and supporting its mission. Find out more

Past Community Initiatives

American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative focuses on helping youth succeed in school, career, and life by exploring challenges to entering the workforce facing today's youth. Find out more


Hampton Roads is home to over 217,000 veterans. We're currently involved in these initiatives with them:

Veterans Coming Home

Veterans Coming Home explores "what works" for veterans as they return to civilian life sharing both the challenges and success stories of veterans who are making a difference in the workplace, on campus, and in their communities.

Wall of Faces

There are 1,307 names of Virginian Vietnam veterans listed on The Wall. WHRO is proud to spearhead a state-wide initiative and engage partners and community individuals to ensure every Virginian listed has a photo. Find out more

Race: Let's Talk About It

Stories and events that foster conversations about race relations in America. Find out more

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