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Frederick Douglass' 200th Birthday: Transcribe-a-thon on the Freedmen's Bureau Papers

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Join us to celebrate Frederick Douglass' 200th Birthday with a Transcribe-a-thon on the Freedmen's Bureau Papers!

Wednesday, February 14
11AM -  2PM
​Watson Library 455

To celebrate the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass, the Colored Conventions Project , the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Smithsonian Transcription Center are gathering communities across the US and abroad to transcribe the Freedmen's Bureau Records.
KU Libraries and the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH) will be hosting a local group here at KU on February 14, 11AM - 2PM in Watson Library 455.
The Colored Conventions Project will be providing an online program about the Freedmen's Burueau Papers via livestream during the event, and IDRH/Libraries staff will be on hand to assist in using the transcription website. Participants may join the event at any time. A birthday cake (while supplies last!) and refreshments will also be provided, starting at 11am. 
This event is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the larger community. 
To help us in planning for the event, please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

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