Douglass Day 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
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You're invited to a birthday party for Frederick Douglass. This year, Douglass Day celebrates the life and activism of Mary Church Terrell, a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Association of Colored Women. Register above to join us for any or all of these Zoom events:
- Keynote address: “Tragedy and Triumph: the Personal Cost of Racial Injustice and Social Justice Activism in the Life of Mary Church Terrell," by Dr. Shelley Haley, Ph.D. ‘77
2:30–4:00 pm, drop in to participate in any of these!
Virtual transcription session: transcribe the papers of Mary Church Terrell
Digital arts and crafts session: make valentines for Black women activists
Great Douglass Bake Off: compete with your baked goods in celebration Frederick Douglass — so bring your best bakes!
Although Douglass was born into bondage and never knew his birthdate, he chose February 14th as his day. We're celebrating Douglass Day on February 12th this year, taking time to create and preserve Black history together.
Library events are free and open to the public, and we are committed to making them accessible to attendees. If you anticipate needing accommodations to participate, please notify the listed contact with as much notice as possible.