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Douglass Day Celebration to be held at HCC

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Douglass Day Celebration to be held at HCC

Hagerstown Community College will offer a Transcribe-a-thon, in honor of Frederick Douglass Day and Black History Month, on Monday, February 14, from 12 to 3 p.m., in the Student Center, room 182. 

Members of the public are invited to join this celebration by logging on to to help transcribe records from a little-known chapter of African American history called the Colored Conventions. 

Like HCC, many in-person and virtual events are holding simultaneous “transcribe-a-thons” to contribute to a new crowdsourcing project called “Transcribe Conventions.” This project will focus on transcribing records from political meetings held by African Americans during the 1800s called “Colored Conventions.” The transcribe-a-thons will include a live broadcast on YouTube from 12 to 3 p.m., on February 14. 

To register online, visit or call 240-500-2237. For more information, visit