African American Experience
Celebrating 30 years of telling the story of Williamsburg’s African American community.
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.
- Introduction to colonial African American life
- Great Hopes Plantation
- Lord Dunmore's Proclamation--an early emancipation proclamation.
- Colonial Williamsburg Journal articles:
- Biographical Fact Sheets