Douglass Day 2019 Read-a-Thon

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Join UD's Colored Conventions Project on Douglass Day 2019 as we host a 201st birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Although Douglass was born into bondage, and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14th. We will commemorate his birthday by reading and discussing Black authored texts by and about Douglass and his wife Anna Douglass. Light snacks provided and, of course, birthday cake!


Douglass Day 2019

This year we have planned to celebrate Douglass Day 2019 with two Read-a-thons.

  11 am to 1 pm (EST) at the UD Morris Library, Room 114

  4 pm to 7 pm at the African American Museum of Philadelphia


Both events will be video streamed online. CCP members will be available to talk with you on Facebook and Twitter. We'll get to work in Delaware and Philadelphia and simultaneous events around the country and abroad. Let's preserve the long history of Black activism together!





Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 11:00am to 1:00pm

Morris Library, Room 114
Morris Library, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

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Students, Lectures & Programs, Community, Lectures and Programs, Special Events



Center for Black Culture, English, Library, Museums & Press, African Studies




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