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Black History Month

February 2020

More than half of 18th-century Williamsburg residents were African American. Join us every February for Black History Month and discover their untold stories of those who lived, loved, and strove to create a better future.

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Meet Our Nation Builders

Our most elite cadre of interpreters, Nation Builders portray real historic figures who lived in 18th-century Williamsburg and made a significant contribution to the American story. Travel to the 1790s, and meet a Nation Builder who helped shape their time, and whose legacy continues to influence and inspire American ideals.

Aggy of Turkey Island

Edith Cumbo

Gowan Pamphlet

James Armistead Lafayette