Campus Activity: BHM Transcribe-a-Thon for Mary Church Terrell


February 20, 2020    
12:00 pm-3:00 pm



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Help the library transcribe the letters and diaries of Mary Church Terrell, founding president of the National Association of Colored Women. No prior knowledge or experience necessary! Transcribing these documents makes them searchable, readable, and more accessible to the world. Mary Church Terrell was born into a prosperous Memphis family and graduated from Oberlin College in 1895. She became the first black woman appointed to the District of Columbia Board of Education. Terrell spent her life fighting for the causes of universal suffrage, and the freedom and equality of men and women of all colors in the eyes of the law. For more information, contact Samantha Kannegiser at

Where: Paul Robeson Library

When: Thursday, February 20th, from 12-3 p.m.