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February 14, 11:30am–12:30pm, Digital Scholarship Commons and online

Join the Digital Scholarship Group, the Women Writers Project, and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks in our celebration of Douglass Day, an event honoring the life and birthday of Frederick Douglass. At this event, we will transcribe the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, one of the earliest Black women to edit a newspaper, serve as a Civil War recruiter, attend law school, and so much more.


Our Douglass Day celebration is free and open to the public. No previous experience is necessary!


This event will be hybrid: please join us in-person in the Digital Scholarship Commons (211 Snell Library) or online via Zoom. No RSVP is necessary if you plan to come in person, but please RSVP for the Zoom link if you would like to join remotely. Please bring a laptop or tablet if you are joining us in person. 


This event connects with the national Douglass Day, an annual celebration organized, in part, by The Colored Conventions Project, with local events happening across the country on February 14. 


Douglass Day is made possible by a large number of partners and supporters. They include: The Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State, the Colored Conventions Project, the Anna Julia Cooper Digital Project, the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, the Princeton University Center for Digital Humanities, the PSU Libraries, the PSU Center for Humanities and Information, and the PSU College of Liberal Arts, the American Studies Association for a Community Partnership Grant, Zooniverse, and By The People at the Library of Congress.

  • Patricio Pino
  • Kathleen Millet

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