African American history is generally taught in a superficial and celebratory manner during Black History Month in our nation’s schools. A recent study conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that the teaching of slavery in American K-12 classrooms is “dismal.” This should not be surprising since most K-12 teachers have not studied African American history and have not been trained in how to effectively teach this subject. The Crafting Freedom Institute (CFI) exists for one purpose: to address the dual needs for effective and easy-to-implement instructional materials and professional development workshops that empower teachers – regardless of their disciplines – to teach about the era of slavery. CFI needs your generous donations so we can continue meeting these critical needs. Please make a tax–deductible donation to the Crafting Freedom Institute so CFI can continue to empower teachers to teach about slavery and the African American historical experience. (CFI’s Federal Tax I.D. number is: 30-030-1075).
You may contribute in one of these three ways:
1 ) Your may donate through PayPal.
2) You may donate by sending a personal or business check payable to:
The Crafting Freedom Institute
P.O. Box 13144
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
3) You may contact us by phone about contributing funds in other ways (such as through planned giving) or by donating your time (volunteering.) For more information about option 3, please call: Laurel C. Sneed, Executive Director, 919 724-2316