On Friday, February 14, 2020, hundreds of people will celebrate Douglass Day. The event marks the chosen birthday of Frederick Douglass by inviting members of the public, and especially teachers and students, to join an online crowdsourcing project. It’s a way to celebrate Black History Month with a digital twist, and we invite you to join us online or at local events.
This year, Douglass day will feature a new crowdsourcing project. The project focuses on Anna Julia Cooper (1858 – 1964), a visionary Black feminist, teacher, leader, and intellectual. The project will be available online starting February 14th. No experience is required to help preserve and create African American history.
The 2020 edition of Douglass Day is a partnership between a large number of universities, research groups, and public school districts. This celebration will be the fourth annual event, with information and more available at DouglassDay.org.
Julia Grummitt, UAF Fellow, Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University