Douglass Day 2020

Date(s) - February 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street

Frederick Douglass

Celebrate the chosen birthday of activist and writer Frederick Douglass at the Princeton Public Library.

Members of the public, and especially teachers and students, are invited to enjoy some cake and participate in an online crowdsourcing project focusing on Anna Julia Cooper (1858 – 1964), a visionary writer, teacher, and activist who championed education for African Americans and women.

Participants will help transcribe Cooper’s papers, held by the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. No experience is required to help preserve these important historical documents.

This event joins dozens of other celebrations being held simultaneously across the US and abroad. Come when you can, bring a laptop, and leave when you must!

Click here for more about Douglass Day.

Free, but registration is requested. Click here to RSVP.

Douglass Day 2020 at the Princeton Public Library is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton Public Library, and Princeton University Center for Digital Humanities.

National Partners: Anna Julia Cooper Digital Project; Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University; Princeton University Center for Digital Humanities; Pennsylvania State University Libraries, Center for Humanities and Information, and College of Liberal Arts; The Colored Conventions Project.

Anna Julia Cooper