Frederick Douglass, autographed portrait photograph, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Papers, University of Pennsylvania Archives

Douglass Day

Colored Conventions Project
February 14, 2022 - 12:00pm3:00pm

Virtual and Class of 78 Pavilion in Kislak Center, 3420 Walnut St.

Douglass Day is a celebration of 19th-century Black achievement held annually on February 14, the day Frederick Douglass chose to celebrate his birthday. Each year communities gather at universities and colleges across the country to transcribe letters, news coverages and other documents related to the Colored Conventions Movement.  This year, our focus will be to transcribe the activities of Black Women in the Colored Conventions Project

Please bring your own laptop, if possible, for transcribing. If you do not have a computer, a limited number of shared devices will be provided.

This event will take place in-person and also virtually, via Zoom. Please register in advance to attend either the in-person or the virtual sessions. 
Registration (in-person attendance)
Registration (virtual attendance via Zoom)

In accordance with Penn’s COVID-19 Guidelines, all in-person attendees are required to wear a mask; display their PennOpen Pass or PennOpen Campus green pass before entry; attest to having been vaccinated; and register their contact information with the organizers in the case that follow-up from contact tracers is needed.