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Douglass Day 2020

February 14, 2020, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the chosen birthday of activist and writer Frederick Douglass through a crowd-sourced transcription project.

Members of the public, and especially teachers and students, are invited to enjoy some cake and participate in an online crowd-sourcing project focusing on Anna Julia Cooper (1858 – 1964), a visionary writer, teacher, and activist who championed education for African Americans and women.

Participants will help transcribe Cooper’s papers, held by the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. No experience is required to help preserve these important historical documents.

This event joins dozens of other celebrations being held simultaneously across the U.S. and abroad. Come when you can, bring a laptop, and leave when you like.

Click here for more about Douglass Day.

Registration is requested. Click here to RSVP.

This program is presented in partnership with the Historical Society of Princeton and Princeton University Center for Digital Humanities

National Partners: Anna Julia Cooper Digital Project; Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University; Princeton University Center for Digital Humanities; Pennsylvania State University Libraries, Center for Humanities and Information, and College of Liberal Arts; The Colored Conventions Project.

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


February 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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