Oberlin College Libraries will celebrate Frederick Douglass’ birthday by participating in the Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon event on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. This year we are going to transcribe the Frederick Douglass Papers: General Correspondence, 1841 to 1912 in the archives of the Library of Congress. This collection is extraordinarily rich. It includes public letters, intimate family moments, and much more. These letters show us the many versions of Frederick Douglass across so many parts of his long and storied lifetime fighting for Black rights and citizenship.
If you've never done any transcription before, it’s okay! No experience is necessary, and online tutorials are available to help. So are your librarians! :-)
OCL’s Douglass Day event will run in person from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024 in the Learning Lab (Room 113) at Terrell Main Library. You can drop in for as long (or as little) as you'd like.
For more information on Douglass Day, go to: https://douglassday.org/
Watch this space for additional information as we gear up for this collective act of radical love for Black history!