The little-known process of manumission was a means of securing freedom for a handful of Virginia slaves.
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The slave trade touched the lives of people around the globe, explains Colonial Williamsburg’s Educational Program Development director Bill White.| Transcript
Valarie Holmes interprets Lydia Broadnax, a cook for one of Williamsburg's most influential men.| Transcript
Emily James talks about the music of Africa performed on a new Colonial Williamsburg recording.| Transcript
Hope Smith talks about the women and children who followed their men to war.| Transcript
Independence was not guaranteed for everyone in the nation’s early days.| Transcript