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Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Olin Library, 107 161 Ho Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14853

You're invited to a birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Although Douglass was born into bondage, and never knew his birthdate, he celebrated every year on February 14th.

Along with thousands of others around the country, we celebrate this day as a moment for preserving Black history together. Join us this year to help transcribe, read, and teach the papers of Anna Julia Cooper, a visionary Black feminist. Her work influenced generations, yet today she is underappreciated. Transcriptions of historical documents like these make them available for digital searching, analysis, and future research. Let's share her writings & legacy with future generations!

No experience needed! Drop in at the Digital CoLab, choose a letter or diary entry of Anna Julia Cooper’s to transcribe, and enjoy some music, snacks, and birthday cake.

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Departments

Cornell University Library

Website

https://digitalscholarship.library.co...

Hashtag

#DouglassDay

Contact E-Mail

ecb4@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Eliza Bettinger

Dept. Web Site

https://digitalscholarship.library.cornell.edu/

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students, faculty, and staff

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