Williamsburg Celebrates African-American Life

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – The role of African-Americans in early America is being celebrated this weekend at Colonial Williamsburg.

The weekend is intended to mark 30 years of interpreting the African-American experience at the Virginia attraction.

Scheduled events Saturday and Sunday include a depiction of an 18th century African-American community, a sermon about the struggle to become free and a stark look at the lives of white and black Americans during the years of slavery.

Colonial Williamsburg began creating programs to portray the African-American experience in 1979.

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