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African American Experience

During the 18th century, half of Williamsburg’s population was black. The lives of the enslaved and free people in this Virginia capital are presented in reenactments and programs throughout the Historic Area.

Gown Pamphlet

Biographical Fact Sheets:

African American woman


  • Podcasts

    Listen to interviews with African American historians and interperters.

  • Video

    Watch vodcasts from African American history events at Colonial Williamsburg.