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African American Diversity Entrepreneurship Opportunity Preservation We are Achievers We are Overcomers Women

Christiana Burdett Campbell

AE Curator Jul 16
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Experience Colonial Williamsburg’s shops, restaurants and reconstructed commercial buildings and a surprisingly female world emerges. Christiana Burdett Campbell, and Jane Vobe found a strong economic niche by running taverns that attracted high-profile Virginians such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. These women ran their enterprises with enslaved workers who were forced to cook, attend to guests and board horses. Thus, the story of the empowerment of two colonial women is shadowed by the story of slavery.

Location: Williamsburg
Image: Kristin Ritchey

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