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.
During the 18th century, half of Williamsburg’s population was black. Learn more about the daily life and culture of African Virginians.Get Started
Throughout 2019 the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation commemorates 40 years of African-American historical interpretation, inviting guests and the community to experience spotlighted programming, a series of community conversations on the past, present and future of the Foundation’s work, and a special exhibition in remembrance of the African-American men and women of Williamsburg who helped forge the nation.Find Out More