In February 2023, thousands of people will celebrate Douglass Day, an annual event held to celebrate the birthday of Frederick Douglass. Members of the public are invited to join this celebration by joining us at the University of Tennessee for a series of events to honor Douglass and to contribute to Black literary history!
Our plenary address by Dr. Nneka Dennie will be "'We Should Do More and Talk Less': Mary Ann Shadd Cary at 200"," on Monday, February 13 at 3:30 PM in the Lindsay Young Auditorium in Hodges Library.
The main event will be the Frederick Douglass Day Celebration and Transcribe-a-thon on Tuesday, February 14, 12 PM - 3 PM, in the Frieson Black Cultural Center. We will be logging on to DouglassDay.org to help transcribe records from the first Black woman to be a newspaper editor in North America, Mary Ann Shadd Cary.
There is also a secondary event where Dr. Nneka Dennie will be speaking to undergraduate and graduate students regarding her research. Dinner will be served. If you are interested, please register here.
Sponsored by UT Departments of English, History, and Africana Studies; UT Humanities Center, UT Libraries, UT Special Collections, and Division of Diversity and Engagement.