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Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon

Fri, Feb 14, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On Valentine’s Day 2020, you are invited to a transcribe-a-thon in honor of Frederick Douglass' birthday. Although Douglass was born into bondage, and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14th. We celebrate this day as a moment for preserving Black history together. 

Join us this year at Temple University’s Charles Library as we celebrate Douglass Day by inviting participants to transcribe the papers of the prominent African-American scholar, Anna Julia Cooper. Transcriptions will be completed using Zooniverse

What is a Transcribe-a-thon?
A transcribe-a-thon is an event in which people gather in person or online to work simultaneously on a crowdsourced transcription project. No previous experience is required, training, cake, and good company will be provided!

12:35 PM - Watch video “How to transcribe on Zooniverse”
12:40 PM - Begin transcribing & other activities
1:15 PM - Sing “Happy Birthday” & serve cake
1:45 PM - Break from transcribing for reflection discussions
2:00 PM - Cont’d transcribing & other activities
2:50 PM - Final wrap up, reflections, and sharing on social media
3:00 PM - Close of scheduled events

Registration is recommended, but not required.

Programs offered by Temple University Libraries are accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Richie Holland at richieh@temple.edu or 215-204-3455 to request an accommodation, or with questions/concerns about accessibility. All other events questions can be directed to geneva@temple.edu or 215-204-1076

Charles Library

Room 401
1900 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122