The 2019 Commemoration shares the untold stories that define our American Evolution. Let your voice be heard and share your own story!

What’s a Changemaker? These are heroes, trailblazers and out-of-the-box thinkers who have helped drive the evolution of America over the last 400 years. You’ve seen some of them in movies, history books, or the news. But not all their stories have surfaced.

Join American Evolution as we craft a more complete version of Virginia’s history. Stories of Changemakers in your life–like your friends, relatives, or someone in your community– will enrich our collective history and craft a more complete American story.



Use our digital storytelling platform and help shape our collective history.



Visit our partner organizations as they highlight Changemakers in their community.



Our education resources will engage Virginia’s youngest changemakers.

Get Inspired!

Visit our YouTube channel for more stories of Virginians who overcame barriers and injustices to advance our common good.