In honor of Black History Month, Appalachian’s University Writing Center will be doing a “Frederick Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon,” (presented by the Colored Conventions Project, the Anna Julia Cooper Digital Project, the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, the Princeton University Center for Digital Humanities, the PSU Libraries, the PSU Center for Humanities and Information, and the PSU College of Liberal Arts).
A number of institutions are participating as host sites. At Appalachian, our participation will mean setting aside a few computers in our writing center (Belk Library 204) from 1-4 pm on Friday, February 14; participants can walk in and start transcribing documents from the featured archive of this year’s event: the papers of Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964), author of A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South. Please join us any time between 1 and 4 to help with transcribing Cooper's papers. We will have birthday cake at 2 pm to celebrate Frederick Douglass's birthday.