On Wednesday, 2/14, from 12:00 to 3:00pm, we will join, via LiveStream from the National Museum of African American History and Culture, groups across the nation to celebrate the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. We will have cake and refreshments, hear brief talks by historians, and watch a dramatic performance of some of Douglass’s speeches. Those who wish may also participate in the Smithsonian’s online “transcribe-a-thon,” where volunteers can help transcribe the historical records of the Freedman’s Bureau. This event will be held in Room 253 in Hodges Library (located behind Starbucks).
The national event is cosponsored by the Smithsonian Transcription Center, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Colored Conventions Project. More information on the national Frederick Douglass Day can be found online at: http://coloredconventions.org/hbd.