It is a collective day of love & action for Black history!
Douglass Day is an annual program that marks the birth of Frederick Douglass. Each year, we gather thousands of people to help create new & freely available resources for learning about Black history. We frequently focus on important Black women’s archives, such as Anna Julia Cooper (2020), Mary Church Terrell (2021), and plenty more to come in future years. Learn more about the history of Douglass Day.
Professor Emily Todd,
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What's in store this year?
We are hosting a Douglass Day celebration on Monday, February 14, from noon to 3 p.m.
nyone who likes to bake should feel welcome to participate in the Great Douglass Day Bakeoff. Bake a birthday cake in honor of Frederick Douglass and post it on social media using #GreatDouglassDayBakeoff; judging will take place at 2:45 p.m.
The event is co-sponsored by the Ely Library, English Department, Ethnic and Gender Studies Department, History Department, and Black Student Union.