Malcolm X: Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon

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A collective day of love & action for Black history!

Douglass Day is an annual program that marks the birth of Frederick Douglass, the well-known social reformer, abolitionist, and writer.

Each year, thousands of people gather to help create new & freely available resources for learning about Black history on this day. We frequently focus on important Black women’s archives, such as Anna Julia Cooper (2020), Mary Church Terrell (2021), and plenty more to come in future years. Learn more about the history of Douglass Day.

In 2023, we will be transcribing and enriching the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893) in the Social Justice Center at Malcolm X College’s Carter G. Woodson Library!

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