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The African American Experience

During the 18th century, half of Williamsburg’s population was black. Learn more about the daily life and culture of African Virginians.

Visit a Historic Site

COMMEMORATING 40 YEARS OF 

AFRICAN AMERICAN INTERPRETATION

Meet Our Nation Builders

An elite cadre of interpreters, Nation Builders portray real historic figures associated with 18th-century Williamsburg who made significant contributions to the American story. Meet a Nation Builder during your visit who helped shape their time, and whose legacy continues to influence and inspire American ideals.

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