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Frederick Douglass Day

Frederick Douglass Day is a national celebration that we will join via LiveStream from the National Museum of African American Museum of History and Culture. We will celebrate Douglass’s 200th birthday with cake and refreshments, hear brief talks by historians, and watch a dramatic performance of some of Douglass’s speeches.

Those will wish may also participate in the Smithsonian’s online “transcribe-a-thon,” where volunteers can help transcribe the historical records of the Freedman’s Bureau.

The national event is cosponsored by the Smithsonian Transcription Center, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Colored Conventions Project. More information on the national Frederick Douglass Day can be found at:

Sponsored by the UTK English Department.

Please join us to celebrate Frederick Douglass and Black History Month. Join us to eat cake, transcribe records, and learn more about African American History! We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm

John C Hodges Library, Room 253
1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville TN

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Lectures & Presentations


Diversity & Inclusion


Current Students, Faculty & Staff


Black History Month




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Katy Chiles and Matthew Smith

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