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February 14 at 5pm London/12pm Boston/9am Oakland (virtual and in 79 Snell Library, lower level, Boston campus)

Join the Digital Scholarship Group, Archives and Special Collections, the Women Writers Project, and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks for a transcribe-a-thon in celebration of Douglass Day, an event honoring the life and birthday of Frederick Douglass. We are excited to celebrate Douglass Day this year as part of Love Data Week. 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 79 Snell Library (lower level, Boston campus) or online via Zoom. RSVP is required for both in-person and virtual participation. 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 2024 will feature the general correspondence of Frederick Douglass from the Library of Congress. We will attempt to transcribe all 8,731 pages in one day!


Douglass Day is made possible by a large number of past and present 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.


We hope to see you there!


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. RSVP here


Douglass Day is part of Love Data Week 2024.

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