Frederick Douglass Day 2020:Frederick Douglass Day 2020

Douglass Day is a holiday that began around the turn of the 20th century. After the passing of Frederick Douglass in 1895, Black communities across the U.S. gathered to celebrate his birthday every year on February 14th.

Frederick Douglass Day 2020

On Valentine’s Day 2020, we invite you to a birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Although Douglass was born into bondage, and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14th. We celebrate this day as a moment for preserving Black history together. Join us online or at local events to help transcribe, read, and teach the papers of Anna Julia Cooper, a visionary Black feminist. Her work influenced generations, yet today she is under appreciated. Help us share her writings & legacy with future generations! Here at the University of Tennessee, we're having a transcribe-a-thon/birthday party at Hodges Library in the Mary Greer Room (across from the Public Services Desk) from 12:00pm-3:00pm. See you there!

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History and Medieval Studies Librarian

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