Today is the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass, and DARIAH Ireland have sponsored a Transcribe-a-thon of the Freedmen’s Bureau Papers. The event will take place simultaneously with over 40 institutions around the world. Click HERE to access a range of useful resources for those of you who would like to join us later today. The aforementioned link includes:
The Smithsonian Transcription Registration Page
A Douglass Day Spotify Playlist
Information about the Freedmen’s Bureau Papers
The hashtags for the event are #DouglassDay and #FreedmensBureau. The UCC event will be active from 4.30 pm GMT in the Digital Humanities Active Learning Space on the fourth floor of the Food Science Building. We are looking forward to collaborating with our international peers to increase the amount of online resources about black history.
If you cannot make our event or any of the others that are taking place in your area, you can still participate from wherever you are using the above resources.