Oberlin College Libraries will celebrate Frederick Douglass’ birthday by participating in the Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon event on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023. This year's event features the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, who was one of the earliest Black women to edit a newspaper, serve as a Civil War recruiter, attend law school, and so much more. We are pleased to partner with the Archives of Ontario, Libraries and Archives Canada, and many others. Together, we are presenting newly digitized and fascinating collections from Shadd Cary’s long and fascinating life. Join us in this collective act of radical love for Black history.
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 Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023. You can drop in for as long (or as little) as you'd like. To register for this Zoom virtual event, go to: https://libraries.oberlin.edu/douglass-day.
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!