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"Douglass Day" Celebration and Transcribe-a-thon

Please join us for a transcribe-a-thon in celebration of Frederick Douglass! In partnership with the Digital Scholarship Group, Open Access at Snell, and the Women Writers Project, we will be hosting a local event, as part of a much larger celebration organized by the Colored Conventions Project.

Here is the CCP’s description for the national event:

“This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to a birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Although Douglass was born into bondage, and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14. We will commemorate his birthday by creating Black history together.

This year we will feature a transcribe-a-thon on the Freedmen’s Bureau Papers. We are delighted to co-present Douglass Day with the the Smithsonian Transcription Center and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

The event will be streamed online in video. CCP members and NMAAHC/SI staff will be available to talk with you on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll get to work in Delaware, in Washington D.C., and simultaneous events around the country. Let’s preserve the long history of Black activism together!”

For more information on the national Douglass Day event, please see here.

Participants should bring their own laptops, if possible, but no previous experience is required. This event is free and open to the public, but if you are not a member of the Northeastern community, please email Sarah Connell (sa.connell[at]northeastern[dot]edu) to RSVP.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Digital Scholarship Commons, Snell Library

Event Type



CSSH, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Master Calendar



Sponsoring Organization

NULab, Digital Scholarship Group, Open Access at Snell, Women Writers Project

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