The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

#TRANSCRIBEBOND Crowdsourcing Event

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

#TRANSCRIBEBOND Crowdsourcing Event Information

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10 AM to 4:00 PM

On Wednesday, August 15, your help is needed to record the writings of civil rights leader Julian Bond in an online archive. By participating, you will ensure that future generations can engage with the writings of one of the foremost leaders of the civil rights movement.

How to Participate:

Transcribing is easy and can be done from any computer. You can commit any amount of time you can spare for the project, from 30 minutes to one hour or more!  Follow these easy steps:

  1. RSVP your intentions to participate here.
  2. On August 15th, go to
    • How to transcribe:
      • You can create or edit transcriptions by modifying the text entry field and saving. Each modification is stored as a separate version of the page, so that it should be easy to revert to older versions if necessary.
      • Registered users can also add notes to pages to comment on difficult words, suggest readings, or discuss the texts.

  3. Begin transcribing!
  4. Be sure to promote this fun and easy crowdsourcing effort on your social media accounts using the hashtag #TranscribeBond.

About the Julian Bond Papers Project

The University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute, in partnership with the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Center for Digital Editing, Scholars’ Lab, and Virginia Humanities, launch The Papers of Julian Bond project in August 2018. The crowdsourced transcription event is the first stage in the ultimate production of The Papers of Julian Bond – a digital scholarly edition, which will be called The Essential Julian Bond.

About Julian Bond

Civil rights icon Julian Bond fought for social justice and equality from the time he co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960 until his death in 2015. In between those years he served in the Georgia legislature, co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center, served as chairman of the NAACP, engaged in political activism on various fronts – and taught more than 5,000 students as a University of Virginia professor. 


Any questions about the transcription event and the project can be directed to


Those based in Charlottesville are invited to transcribe with us at one of the following locations: 

110 Minor Hall, the Carter G. Woodson Institute, Minor Hall, McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

The Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library: 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Shenandoah Joe on Ivy Road: 2214 Ivy Rd #109, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School: 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903