Crafting Freedom Workshops, for classroom educators

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"Crafting Freedom,” a highly acclaimed NEH workshop for K-12 educators will be offered in two sessions the Summer of 2017.  Session I runs from June 15 to 20 and Session II runs from June 22 to 27. The workshop includes five days of touring, outstanding lectures and presentations by top scholars, collaboration with fellow educators and visits to off-the-beaten track historic sites in the lovely North Carolina piedmont. A generous expenses stipend is offered and typically there's a handsome amount left after expenses. The workshop is subtitled African-American Entrepreneurs of the Antebellum South and features 10+ entrepreneurs like Thomas Day (1801-ca.1861), an important furniture maker in the antebellum South, and Elizabeth Keckly (1818 -1907), the dress designer for Mary Todd Lincoln. Other benefits of attending this workshop include free books and other educational materials, lesson plans, dramatic re-enactments, and rich collaborations with fellow educators. For more information and how to apply, please see: or email