Athenaeum is participating in a national, synchronous celebration of Frederick Douglass’ birthday featuring a document transcribe-a-thon of the Freedmen’s Bureau Papers in collaboration with National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Transcription Center, and Colored Conventions Project. An event flyer is attached here.
Wednesday, February 14
Athenaeum Classroom (Newman 124)
Spillover locations: Athenaeum Collaboration Room (Newman 126) & Torgerson 3310 Classroom.
National event details: http://coloredconventions.org/
Smithsonian transcription tool tutorial: https://transcription.si.edu/i
Freedmen’s Bureau Papers transcription page: https://transcription.si.edu/b
National event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Color
In order to provide additional support for the event, our FlowGround time on Monday, February 12, 11:30am-1:00pm will be dedicated to STC transcription orientation.