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Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon

Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon In-Person / Online

Join us for the Third-Annual Transcibe-a-thon in Celebration of Douglass Day! This national event is organized by The Colored Conventions Project Team in celebration of Frederick Douglass's birthday. Each year they select historical documents related to Black history for transcription in hopes to preserve and make accessible important parts of Black history. This year's focus will be on Mary Ann Shadd (Cary), an abolitionist, suffragist, and the first Black woman publisher in North America. 

For the second year, Bryn Mawr will participate and host this event on Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 in Canaday 315 from 12 PM to 3 PM both in person and via Zoom. Feel free to drop in for a few minutes or for the entirety of the event. There will be light refreshments and baked goods from Sweet T's, a Black-owned bakery in Reading Terminal Market. We will also be giving out special prizes to those who register and participate in the event while supplies last. Laptops are recommended to join and participate in this event, but desktops will be available for use in-person

Douglass Day is Organized by LITS and Tri-co Libraries with support from Sisterhood* Trico-DS is planning to host parallel events at each College with a centralized Zoom location for anyone interested in participating remotely. 

Please email digitalscholarship@brynmawr.edu if you have any questions or concerns. We hope to see you there!


February 14, 2023
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Canaday 315
Library & Information Technology Services
  Digital Scholarship     Public History  
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Alice McGrath