Edith Cumbo was a rare individual in colonial Virginia: a free African woman. Learn about her life and her stature in this interview with Emily James.
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Old sources give fresh voice to slavery’s story. Manager of African American programs Tricia Brooks explains how we know what we know.| Transcript
The Declaration of Independence was a promise extended to white men only. Hope Smith portrays Eve, a slave in the Peyton Randolph house.| Transcript
Jamaican-born Emily James has interpreted at least 16 different 18th-century women who learned how to survive lives of enslavement.| Transcript
Rex Ellis reflects on 25 years of interpreting the African American experience in the colonial period.| Transcript
Harvey Bakari discusses the rich history of black Americans in Williamsburg.| Transcript