The Crafting Freedom Website provides educators with a user-friendly resource on the African-American experience during the era of slavery. Here you'll find ready-to-use lesson plans, videos, PDF slide shows, teacher tools, and student handouts that bridge the gap between the expanding scholarship on the 19th-century black experience and the need for this history to be more widely understood. Nine African Americans, called "freedom crafters," are the focus of the site. Their dramatic stories of courage and ingenuity bring to life critical themes such as: resistance to slavery, black entrepreneurship, and African-American creativity in the face of oppression. Anyone—the novice or veteran—can teach with this site because teacher training is built-in and all instructional materials are ready to be downloaded and used.