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Douglass Day Transcribe-A-Thon

Douglass Day Transcribe-A-Thon In-Person

Want to help make Black history more accessible? Join us to transcribe documents from the Colored Conventions, the 19th century's longest campaign for Black civil rights.

Douglass Day is a nationwide program that honors the legacy of Frederick Douglass through collective action—transcription—with the goal of increasing the accessibility of Black scholars’ and activists’ written works. Transcribe-a-thon participants will gather in the library to work side by side on transcribing text from digitized archival materials relating to the Colored Conventions, the nineteenth century’s longest campaign for Black civil rights. 

The transcribe-a-thon will be held all day on Monday, February 14, at a dedicated station near the Information Desk on Raynor Library’s first floor. The transcription station will be staffed 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m., but you're welcome to drop by anytime that day as your schedule allows.

Planning to attend? Please RSVP below. Also, please note the library's COVID-19 protocols: A COVID-19 screening form must be completed for entry, and a face mask must be worn at all times.

Hosted by Ott Memorial Writing Center and Raynor Memorial Libraries

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Monday, February 14, 2022
All Day Event
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
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Elisa Coghlan