Douglass Day 2024

Event details

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Hatcher Gallery Lab, Hatcher Library North

RegistrationRegister to attend
Event typeConference/Symposium

Join us for Douglass Day — the annual celebration of Frederick Douglass's birthday. We'll have a keynote from the national Douglass Day organizers, a collaborative transcription of newly-uncovered letters written by Douglass himself, and the opportunity to view Frederick Douglass items from U-M Library's Special Collections. You can participate in person or register to attend online via Zoom.

Though Frederick Douglass was born into bondage and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14th. A leader in the abolitionist movement, he pushed for equality and human rights until his death in 1895.


Library contact

Justin Schell ·

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.