- A Brief Introduction to the Movement
- To Stay or To Go?: The National Emigration Convention of 1854
- The 1853 Manual Labor College Initiative
- Bishop Henry McNeal Turner
- Mobility, Migration, and the 1855 Philadelphia National Convention
- Henry Highland Garnet's "Address"
- What Did They Eat? Where Did They Stay?
- Black Wealth and the 1843 Convention
- Black Women's Economic Power
- The First National Convention
- The "Conventions" of the Conventions: Political Rituals
- A National Press? The 1847 National Convention and the North Star
- Equality Before the Law: California Black Convention Activism, 1855-65
- Conflict on the Ohio: The 1858 Convention in Cincinnati
- The Post-Bellum Conventions Movement and the Emigration Debate
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Douglass Day 2017
This event was in 2017. See the most current Douglass Day page: coloredconventions.org/hbd.
A Birthday Party for Frederick Douglass &
Transcribe-a-thon for Black History Month
February 14, 2017 12-2pm
Registration now at capacity | Event flyer (pdf)
ABOUT: This Valentine's Day, the CCP invites you to a birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Although Douglass was born into bondage, and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14. In a spirit of radical love, this year we will commemorate his birthday and Black History Month with a transcribe-a-thon.
As students, faculty, staff and community members, we will gather to transcribe the minutes of the 19th-century Colored Conventions. We'll get to work at the University of Delaware and sites around the country. We'll have some birthday cake, singing, and feature a dramatic reading of Douglass' speech from the 1883 national Colored Convention. The event will be streamed online and CCP members will be available to talk with you on Facebook and Twitter. Let's preserve the longer history of Black activism together.
How you can get involved:
(2) View the Douglass Party Organizing Toolkit 2017.
Details for events at:
Details for everyone else joining us online coming soon!
About Transcribe Minutes:
To date, Transcribe Minutes has grown thanks to 941 transcribers making 18,366 revisions to 2,427 pages. Together we have made 88 Colored Conventions fully searchable, and vastly easier to read and share. We are approximately 70% of the way toward transcribing the surviving records of the Colored Conventions. Collective action works!
Transcribe-a-thon at the University of Delaware
Where: UD Library, room 114
Birthday cake and soft drinks will be served. Please bring a student or government-issued ID for entrance into the UD Library.
Parking: The closest paid parking lots are located at:
Visitors Center (Lot #41) at 190 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE.
Transcribe-a-thon at Bentley University
Where: Research Instruction Center (RIC), Room 11, library lower level
Transcribe-a-thon at Boston University (Local event link)
Transcribe-a-thon at Brown University (Local event link)
Where: Nightingale-Brown House, Brown University (357 Benefit Street)
Please bring a laptop to participate in transcription work. Pizza and birthday cake will be provided! Organized by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.
Transcribe-a-thon at Loyola University Chicago
Where: Information Commons, 4th Floor
When: 11am-1pm (CST)
Sponsored by the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, African Studies and the African Diaspora, English Department, History Department, the Joseph A. Gagliano Chair in American Urban History, and the Loyola University Libraries.
Transcribe-a-thon at Loyola University Maryland
Where: LND Library
Sponsored by the Department of English, Community-Engaged Learning & Scholarship, and Loyola/Notre Dame Library.
Transcribe-a-thon at Northeastern University
Where: 472 Holmes Hall (Barrs Room), Northeastern University
Where: Glickman Library, Room 325, Portland Campus
Transcribe-a-thon at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library