The Humanities Collective will host a local Douglass Day transcribe-a-thon, in partnership with organizations around the country. Douglass Day is a collective action for Black history.

The Colored Conventions Project has lots of documents from state and national conventions of Black activists in the 19th century. We will transcribe these convention minutes, proceedings, news coverage, letters, and much more!


About Douglass Day 2022


Every Valentine’s Day, we invite you to a birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Although Douglass never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14th. We celebrate this date as a moment for creating Black history together.


Featuring the Colored Conventions Project


Help us transcribe the records of the Colored Conventions, the nineteenth century’s longest campaign for Black civil rights. Together we can learn about the long history of Black activism — including the important roles of Black women in the conventions!

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