Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon: Help Transcribe the Letters of Frederick Douglass
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Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon: Help Transcribe the Letters of Frederick Douglass In-Person
"Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” - Frederick Douglass
Participate in a birthday celebration for Frederick Douglass and transcribe-a-thon that brings together thousands of participants at more than one hundred simultaneous events around the world. Students, teachers, and community members will help to transcribe an unprecedented collection of digitized papers left by Frederick Douglass. These papers have been digitized and made available through collaborations with the Library of Congress and the ByThePeople platform.
The transcribe-a-thon will be streamed live on YouTube in the DSL Flexspace and Classroom. The transcribing will be done on Crowd.loc.gov, a citizen science platform led by the the Library of Congress. Douglass Day invites people from all backgrounds to join in this effort to make Douglass’s correspondence more widely accessible and searchable.
In honor of the birthday of Frederick Douglass, celebratory cake will provided for all participants.
Registration is encouraged but not required, especially if you are an instructor planning integrate this event into your class. Signing up for the event will allow us to communicate with you prior to the transcribe-a-thon.
This event is being co-sponsored by DH@MSU and the MSU Libraries for "Douglass Day" and "Love Data Week."
Registration has closed.