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Celebrate Frederick Douglass' 200th Birthday Transcribing Black History!

February 14

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

F.M. Smith Library, PC Lab #3

The Graceland University Division of Humanities, Black Student Union and History Club warmly invite you to the Freedmen's Bureau Records Transcribe-a-thon in celebration of Black History Month and the 200th birthday of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Graceland University will be joining The Smithsonian Transcription Center, The National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Colored Conventions Project and more than 40 organizations across the world to digitally transcribe the documents and records of the Freedmen's Bureau (1865-1872), the agency responsible for providing assistance to four million formerly enslaved individuals following the US Civil War. No previous transcription experience necessary. Students, staff and faculty are free to visit, help and go as they please. For more information, please visit or email Tim Robbins,

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