Celebrating the Legacy of Julian Bond with a Two-Day Event

Bond Papers Transcribe-A-Thon 2018

The Carter G. Woodson Institute, in partnership with the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Center for Digital Editing, Scholars’ Lab, and Virginia Humanities, announces the launch of The Papers of Julian Bond with a special two-day event.

On August 14, starting at 4:00 PM, the scope and goals of the edition will be announced at an event held in 110 Minor Hall, with a reception to follow at 5:30 PM. The next day, on August 15, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, all will have the opportunity to advance this historic project by transcribing a wide and varied sample of his papers at various hubs around Charlottesville, including 110 Minor Hall, the Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library, Shenandoah Joe on Preston Avenue, and the Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School. Additionally, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM on August 15, the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library will host an exhibition of original Julian Bond materials in their Byrd-Morris Room.

Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Julian Bond by preserving and engaging with his words. RSVP for the event here. Those wishing to participate but unable to join in person can still contribute remotely, by accessing our project workspace on FromThePage when it goes live in August and engaging online with the hashtag #TranscribeBond.

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