Many schools and organizations celebrate Black History Month with traditional programs such as speakers or dramatic events. Here is a new way for anyone to become engaged in learning about the history of our country: transcribing anti-slavery manuscripts.
The Boston Public Library is looking for volunteers to read the handwritten text and transcribe it by typing it out as a way to preserve the documents and make their contents more widely accessible. Anyone who has a computer can volunteer!
Instead of passively commemorating this month, take an active role to both learn about history and help share it.