County News

Douglass Day 2020

February 6, 2020

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 6, 2020) – On behalf of the Washington County Diversity and Inclusion Committee, please help the Hagerstown Community College Library and the LSC Writing Center celebrate Frederick Douglass Day and Black History Month on February 14, 2020 with a Transcribe-a-thon of the papers of Anna Julia Cooper.

The event will be held in the Learning Resource Center at HCC, Room 259 from noon to 3:00 p.m.

This event will include:

  • Transcribing digitized records (letters, diaries, certificates, etc.) from the papers of visionary black feminist Anna Julia Cooper, using a website called Zooniverse
  • No experience or equipment is needed
  • Laptops will be available, and HCC will provide all the tutorials you’ll need
  • The Zooniverse transcribing website is beginner-friendly.

For additional information or registration, please visit or call 240.500.2237 (see attachment below).

For additional information, please contact the Washington County Clerk's Office at 240-313-2204.