Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon

Douglass Day is an annual program that marks the birth of Frederick Douglass. Join us on Wed. February 14, 2024 for a transcribe-a-thon to help create new & freely available resources for learning about Black history. Learn more about the history of Douglass Day. We will also view the virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress that will run concurrently during our transcribe-a-thon.

Drop-in between 12 - 3 PM for a bit or stay for the entire session! We will have some birthday treats available for participants!

This year we will transcribe the correspondence of Frederick Douglass held at the Library of Congress (LOC) on the crowdsourcing platform, By the People. Your transcriptions will be reviewed and published on to improve search, access, and discovery of these pages from history.

What you’ll need

  • Bring a laptop (or borrow one at the in-person event)


Tisch Library 223

Registration needed?

Kaylen Dwyer