February 14, 2018 · 12:00 pm—3:00 pm · Carl Fields Center
Douglass Day marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. Campus & community groups will gather, enjoy some birthday cake, and transcribe the records of the Freedmen’s Bureau, the bureau established by Congress after the Civil War to help formerly enslaved people transition to freedom. This event is presented with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian Transcription Center, and the Colored Conventions Project. The event at Princeton joins more than 40 schools and over 1,000 people across the US and abroad.
Sponsored by the Center for Digital Humanities, Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Carl A. Fields Center for Equality + Cultural Understanding, Princeton University Library, and the Department of African American Studies