MSHW Resources


The Crafts’ original narrative, first published in 1860, with authorship originally attributed to William Craft, now commonly attributed to both Ellen and William Craft.


A short documentary about William and Ellen Craft, produced by the Savannah College of Art and Design, and featuring descendants of the Crafts.


The website of Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely, poet, activist, Freedom Rider, and great-great-granddaughter of William and Ellen Craft.

Digital Resources

Page through the Crafts’ own photo album and other precious, digitized archival material generously made available by Craft descendants in the Craft and Crum Family Collection at the Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston.

View original archival documents related to plans for the Crafts’ recapture in Boston, including a warrant for William Craft (at left) and physical descriptions of William and Ellen, written by their enslavers. Teaching plan included.