Oberlin College and Conservatory

Douglass Day Transcribe-A-Thon

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Terrell Main Library), Mudd 113 (Library Learning Lab)
148 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Oberlin College Libraries will celebrate Frederick Douglass’ birthday by participating in the Douglass Day Transcribe-A-Thon event on Tuesday, Feb. 14. This year's event features the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, who was one of the earliest Black women to edit a newspaper, serve as a Civil War recruiter, attend law school, and so much more. We are pleased to be partnering with the Archives of Ontario, Libraries and Archives Canada, and many others. Together we are presenting newly digitized and fascinating collections from Shadd Cary’s long and fascinating life. Join us in this collective act of radical love for Black history.

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Lectures/Symposia/Workshops, Signature Programs, Black History Month


Administrative, Libraries



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illustration of Mary Ann Shadd Cary

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Julie Weir

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