Newsletter #2: CCP and Black Women in the Colored Conventions!
Welcome to our second Douglass Day 2022 newsletter!

This year's Douglass Day theme is "Where did They Go?: Black Women in the Colored Conventions." We are partnering with the Colored Conventions Project (CCP) not only to find Black women's names in the conventions but also how they participated, contributed, and organized for the conventions!

In this newsletter, enjoy more information about CCP and their efforts to find and center Black Women's organizing!
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Colored Conventions Project

In 2012, the Colored Conventions Project was born at the University of Delaware for the preservation of over seven decades of Black activism and organizing during the nineteenth century. 

CCP offers two connected websites for users to engage with the history and records of the Colored Conventions. On the general website, users can read general information about the conventions, interact with digital exhibits, and find teaching plans. The Digital Records Site offers users hundreds of documents on the conventions from the 1830s to 1890s!

Douglass Day 2022 centers CCP's second principle, which "affirms Black women's centrality to nineteenth-century Black organizing." We are challenging ourselves and you to help us bring these women's lives to the light! 
While we are all patiently waiting for February 14th, please feel free to get a head start and browse our CCP records! 
CCP Exhibits on Black Women
CCP team members, partners, and students have already did so much research on the amazing work of Black Women in the conventions. Explore these CCP exhibits and learn more about the domestic, political, and educational activism of these Black women!
Douglass Day Team Member Spotlight!
Meet the Co-Director of Douglass Day! Denise Burgher is a CCP and AAPHI (African Americans in the Public Humanities) Fellow and PhD student in the English Department at the University of Delaware. Her work examines literature written by Afro-Protestant African diaspora women in North America engaging issues of agency, mobility, theology, race, gender, and class. 

She has led CCP's Historic Church and Community Engagement and Curriculum Committees. Connect with Denise on Twitter @dgburgher!
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