Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon

February 05, 2020
Frederick Douglass, Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand,

Event Information

Title: Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon

Time: 1–5 p.m.
Date: Friday, Feb. 14, 2020
Burling Library Computing Lab, Lower Level

Grinnell College Libraries, the Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative, and the History Department are cosponsoring a transcribe-a-thon in honor of Frederick Douglass Day on February 14. Held annually, Douglass Day is an international, collaborative event aimed at preserving and increasing access to African American history.

This year, the event focuses on the papers of Anna Julia Cooper, scholar, educator, activist, and author of A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South (1892). Participants will transcribe papers in Howard University’s Anna Julia Cooper Digital Collection using an online tool.

Stop by the Burling Computer Lab between 1 and 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 to transcribe for as long as you like, and enjoy some cake to celebrate Douglass’s birthday. No experience is necessary, and all are welcome.

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