This February 14, 2018, we invite you to a 200th birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Campus and local community members are invited to enjoy some birthday cake and help transcribe the records of the Freedmen’s Bureau, a bureau established after the Civil War to help formerly enslaved people transition to freedom. The event at Princeton 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!
This event is presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian Transcription Center, and the Colored Conventions Project. The Princeton gathering is sponsored by the Center for Digital Humanities, the Pace Center for Public Engagement, the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, Princeton University Library, and the Department of African American Studies.
Registration & info: coloredconventions.org/hbd
Birthday cake & light snacks served.