February 14: Frederick Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon
Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday and Transcribe-a-thon
Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities, 344 Buttrick Hall
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tentative Schedule for Wednesday, February 14
10:30 Begin live streaming video.
11:00 Welcome to the Transcribe-a-thon! Blessing & “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
11:05 Discussion of the Colored Conventions Movement and the Freedmen’s Bureau
11:15 A History of Douglass Day Celebrations
11:20 How to transcribe the Freedmen’s Bureau
11:30 Time for transcribing (45 mins)
12:15 A reading from an 1876 speech by Douglass
12:30 Time for transcribing (45 mins)
1:15 History of the Freedmen’s Bureau
1:25 Sing “Happy Birthday” and cut the cake
1:30 Share discoveries from the records
1:40 Closing discussion
2:00 Live stream ends
This event is a co-presentation with the Smithsonian Transcription Center and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, organized by the Colored Conventions Project and sponsored locally by the Center for Digital Humanities and the Warren Center.
More information on the project can be found at: http://coloredconventions.org/hbd.