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Douglass Day 2024

Douglass Day 2024

February 14, 2024
Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Join us to celebrate Frederick Douglass’s chosen birthday and transcribe the correspondence of Frederick Douglass from the Library of Congress.

In partnership with the Library of Congress and the College of the Liberal Arts, Douglass Day at the Center for Black Digital Research invites you to join us for the next Douglass Day celebration on February 14, 2024 from 12-3 p.m. EST.

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Penn State Libraries Events

The Penn State Douglass Day team and campus libraries will host  transcription events and watch parties:

ABINGTON • Campus Library, noon—2:00 p.m. only • Contact: Brendan Johnson

ALTOONA • Robert E. Eiche Library 202 • Contact: Jacob Gordon

BERKS • Thun Library 137 • Contact: Melissa Millar

FAYETTE • Eberly Building 113 • Contact: Emma Beaver

GREATER ALLEGHENY • J. Clarence Kelly Library • Contact: Andrew Marhsall

GREAT VALLEY • Great Valley Library • Contact: Billie Walker

HERSHEY • Harrell Health Sciences Library • Contact: Benjamin D. Hoover

SCHUYLKILL • Ciletti Memorial Library, Main Floor • Contact: Rosanne Chesakis

UNIVERSITY PARK • Dewey Collaboration Commons, Pattee Library • Contact: Lauren Cooper

For University Park, please register here:


The Libraries Douglass Day team will provide space for transcribing and streaming the live broadcast. This event is open to faculty, staff, students, and community members. Please spread the word and join us in this effort to make African American history accessible to broader audiences and future generations!