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Tuesday, February 14: Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon

Posted by on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 in Events, uncategorized, Upcoming Events.

The Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities and the Black DH Working Group will host a Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon on the Vanderbilt campus this February 14, 2023.

Celebrated on Frederick Douglass’s chosen birthday, February 14, Douglass Day is a collective action for Black history. This year’s transcribe-a-thon will feature the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary: volunteers all across the U.S. and the world will help create a digital transcription of these important manuscript documents. In addition, 2023 marks the 3rd annual Douglass Day Bake Off: a global showcase of cakes and desserts to celebrate Frederick Douglass and the women of the Colored Conventions.

Join us at the Center for Digital Humanities to transcribe alongside others in a festive atmosphere with livestreamed programming from the national Douglass Day organizing team. Transcription training, lunch and cupcakes will be provided, and prizes will be awarded for the best local Douglass Day cakes.

Tuesday, February 14

10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Center for Digital Humanities, 1101 19th Ave. S, Room 108

Douglass Day organizers and supporters include: The Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State, the Colored Conventions Project, the Anna Julia Cooper Digital Project, the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, the Princeton University Center for Digital Humanities, the PSU Libraries, the PSU Center for Humanities and Information, and the PSU College of Liberal Arts, the American Studies Association for a Community Partnership Grant, Zooniverse, and By The People at the Library of Congress. Learn more about Douglass Day 2023 here.