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.

Thanks, Meg!

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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