Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon was a Success

Douglass Day Transcribathon 2023
Drake Library recently hosted a successful 2023 Douglass Day transcribe-a-thon. Attendees transcribed the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary (African American activist, writer, teacher, and lawyer, first Black North American newspaper editor).

Transcribing Mary Ann Shadd Cary uses a crowdsourcing platform,, that enables remote access to primary sources in the digital humanities and more. Over 300 entries were added to this global project during Drake Library’s two-hour event.

The project is ongoing and can be accessed at Transcribe Shadd Cary — Zooniverse. It is an engaging way to learn more and contribute to open access and digital scholarship.

In addition to Drake Library, thank you to the following groups for lending their support:

  • History Forum
  • History Department
  • African & African American Studies Department
  • Women & Gender Studies Department
  • Education & Human Development Department
  • Public History Minor
  • Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (OEDI)
  • Intercultural Engagement & Program
  • Friends of Drake Library

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