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Help Track Down Historic Documents

Frederick Douglass

Help restore essential African American history by volunteering at the Colored Conventions Project, a collaboration with AARP Delaware.

The group, working out of the University of Delaware, has been transcribing 19th-century Colored Conventions documents and bringing them to digital life.

The conventions (from 1830 to the 1890s) brought together free and once-captive African Americans to strategize on how to achieve educational, labor and legal justice.

After the Civil War, the group worked to ensure citizenship rights and safety.

The project needs volunteers to track down essential historic documents so these can be digitally preserved.

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