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Douglass Day is a celebration of 19th-century Black achievement held annually on February 14, the day Frederick Douglass chose to celebrate his birthday. Each year communities gather at universities and colleges across the country to transcribe letters, news coverages and other documents related to the Colored Conventions Movement. 

You are registering to attend this event in-person, in the Class of 78 Pavilion in the Kislak Center. If you wish to attend virtually via Zoom, please register here.

This event is free and open to the public. If you are registering from outside of the Penn community, please select "Other" in the "Penn role/s" checkbox. For questions or for further information: email kislak@pobox.upenn.edu.

More information about this event.

Monday, February 14, 2022
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Kislak Center Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th Floor
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

John Pollack
[In-person attendees] Douglass Day: Celebrating 19th-Century Black Achievement: Transcription event