Researchers determine W&M building once housed Williamsburg Bray School


William & Mary Military Science/Digges House at 524 Prince George St

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Researchers have determined that a small, white building tucked away on the William & Mary campus once housed the Williamsburg Bray School.

The school was an 18th-century institution dedicated to the education of enslaved and free Black children.

Officials are working with the university to ensure that it is preserved and used to educate students on the history in the area.

Gov. Ralph Northam joined the Williamsburg community for a special event at 5 p.m. Thursday commemorating the history of the Bray School, its rediscovery, and plans for site and interpretation. 

View the recording of the livestream here.

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