Douglass Day at the Library of Congress. Celebrate Frederick Douglass’ birthday with a free program at Library of Congress.
When: Friday and Sunday, February 12 and 14, 2021 Schedule below
Where: Library of Congress YouTube channel
Douglass Day at the Library of Congress
Frederick Douglass was born enslaved, and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14th. The Library of Congress celebrates this occasion as a moment for creating and preserving Black history together.
The Library of Congress will be rolling out a suite of materials to help you organize a group of your friends, colleagues, or students. Sign up to get our regular updates – or start browsing our list of resources on the official Douglass Day Organizing Kit.
In 2021, the LOC will transcribe the papers of Mary Church Terrell. She was a foundational Black activist, educator, thinker, and writer. Mary Church Terrell helped to create Douglass Day back in 1897. Soon after, she also helped found the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) and the NAACP. Come explore her fascinating papers with us!
Celebrate with By The People
We will transcribe the papers of Mary Church Terrell on By The People, the new crowdsourcing platform by our partners at the Library of Congress.
Douglass Day at the Library of Congress – Schedule
February 12 – Brief Schedule
- Live broadcast – 12:00 to 12:30pm
- Activities (transcribing, teaching, etc) – 12:30 to 1:30pm
- Live broadcast – 1:30 to 2:00pm
February 14 – Brief Schedule
- Live broadcast – 2 to 2:25pm
- Activities (transcribing, etc) – 2:25 to 2:45pm
- Live broadcast – 2:45 to 3:00pm