Thursday, February 14 at 2:00pm
Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR
Presented by Black Studies + English Department (CAS), Douglass Day is an annual event that honors the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass, the 19th-century abolitionist, author, newspaper publisher, orator, diplomat, and public intellectual. Douglass Day has long been an occasion for reflection, activism, and dialogue about racial justice and civil rights, and Black communities have historically celebrated Douglass on February 14.
Since 2017, community and school groups around the country have celebrated Douglass Day in affiliation with the Colored Conventions Project, an interdisciplinary project hosted at the University of Delaware and dedicated to building a digital archive of 19th-century Black political organizing. This year, the University of Oregon will participate in the Colored Conventions Project’s 3rdannual Douglass Day celebration. In 2019, we celebrate with a read-a-thon of several Black-authored documents by and about Frederick Douglass and his wife, Anna Murray Douglass. Please do stop by for readings, discussion, and refreshments.