October 26, 2007
Brothers-in-Arms examines the role of African American patriots, loyalists during the American Revolution
During Veterans Day weekend, Colonial Williamsburg’s 11th annual Brothers-In-Arms program recognizes the challenges, triumphs and contributions of free and enslaved African Americans as soldiers and camp followers of the American Revolution. Programs will highlight the contributions, sacrifices and decisions of 18th-century African Americans in securing their liberty, either with the British or American cause.
Guests have the opportunity to drill with the troops during Brothers-in-Arms programs Nov. 10-11. To obtain this image, contact Sharon Rogers at (757) 220-7286 or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor Pass provides access to these programs.
Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture — stories of our journey to become Americans – while historic tradespeople research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at www.history.org.