Posts Tagged ‘african americans’
March 20, 2012
Runaway slave Elizabeth found freedom, family, and equality when she was adopted into the Shawnee tribe. After ten years, she returned to slavery. Hope Smith shares the heartbreaking story behind this selfless act.
February 8, 2012
Read the story of this singular leader.
February 7, 2012
Colonial Williamsburg has a long legacy of exploring African-American history through story and scholarship. Our latest vodcast outlines the stories brought to life over decades of interpretation.
February 6, 2012
Explore the unique African American quilting traditions and history of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, while exploring two examples in the museum’s collection. Families then can discover their creativity with a hands-on activity. Admission is included in any Historic Area or museum admission pass. Tour offered 1:30 p.m., Fridays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24.
February 2, 2012
Join a discussion of the presidents and their attitudes towards slavery, and the sometime contrast between their words and their actions. How can we reconcile the idea of noble leaders and ignoble practices?
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February 1, 2012
Colonial Williamsburg celebrates black history this month and all year long with programs, resources, and exhibits that explore the lives and cultures of African individuals in 18th-century Williamsburg.
Learn more about the African American experience in Williamsburg.