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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!

About Douglass Day

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

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