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Frederick Douglass Day

Celebrate Frederick Douglass Day

About Douglass Day 2022

Every Valentine’s Day, we invite you to a birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Although Douglass never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14th. We celebrate this date as a moment for creating Black history together.

Featuring the Colored Conventions Project

Help us transcribe the records of the Colored Conventions, the nineteenth century’s longest campaign for Black civil rights. Together we can learn about the long history of Black activism — including the important roles of Black women in the conventions!


  • Transcribe-a-thon with the Colored Conventions Project
  • Live broadcast with speakers, performances & more
  • Curriculum for K-12 classes
  • Lots more!

How can I get involved?

Join us online or in-person!

Bring Douglass Day into your K-12 or college classroom! Email us if you want to connect your students to our event. 




Monday, February 14, 2022 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Student Union, Room 262
1502 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Diversity & Inclusion


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public




Africana Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Denbo Center for Humanities & the Arts, English


Contact Name

Anne Langendorfer

Contact Email

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