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“Douglass Day” Transcribe-a-thon

February 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 be added to the library’s sign-in list. We will be providing lunch and snacks, so we are requesting that all interested attendees RSVP here. If you have any dietary restrictions, please email Sarah Connell. 


February 14, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Digital Scholarship Group


Digital Scholarship Commons
215 Snell Library
Boston , MA 02115 United States
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