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Help Preserve Black History at the Third Annual Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon

Members of the Wilkes community will take an active role in preserving Black history during this nationwide transcribe-a-thon.

The event, which honors both Frederick Douglass Day and Black History Month, will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Breiseth Hall room 105.

This year’s event focuses on transcribing the records of the Colored Conventions, the longest-running 19th-century campaign for Black civil rights.

Wilkes students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the transcribing session.

Want more information or have questions about Transcribe-a-Thon?  Contact the event organizer, Amy Sopcak-Joseph, at

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