Come Celebrate at Frederick Douglass’ Birthday Party!

For the first time, Champlain College Library is participating in Douglass Day! Although Frederick Douglass was born into slavery and never knew his true birthday, he chose to celebrate it on Valentine’s Day. To honor his legacy and other icons of black history, join us on Friday, February 14th for a birthday party and transcribe-a-thon in the IDX Fireside Lounge from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. This year’s transcribe-a-thon will focus on the papers of Anna Julia Cooper, a visionary black feminist and the fourth black woman to ever earn a PhD. Help strengthen digital archives by transcribing a wide assortment of documents relating to Ms. Cooper and her life. Don’t feel comfortable with old handwriting? Try a typewritten document or work with a friend. Make sure you come with plenty of room for birthday cake!

Begin transcribing!

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This event is co-sponsored by Champlain College Library, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and the SMART Space.