Wikipedia:Black History Month Edit-a-thon @ Tennessee State University 2017
In recognition of Black History Month, the librarians of Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University are hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, to improve coverage of heroes and heroines in the desegregation of Tennessee's educational system. The focus of the edit-a-thon ties with the national theme created by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History: The Crisis in Black Education. The edit-a-thon is being conducted to increase the number of minority editors as well as to increase coverage of content related to African American history.
WHO: We invite Tennessee State University students, faculty, and staff ONLY
WHAT:This Edit-a-thon will focus on replacing 'citation needed' flags with citations to authoritative sources. University librarians and faculty will be on hand to assist with research and Wikipedia's citation style. This event is FREE.
WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00AM-1:00PM CST central time.
OTHER: Computers, Wifi and electrical outlets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own laptop for use. It is recommended that you create a Wikipedia account beforehand, since Wikipedia has a limit on the number of accounts that can be created in a 24-hour period (currently 6). Please send a message to user:LoisLib, if you have difficulty creating a login.
IMPORTANT: Please RSVP by adding your name to the list below. Potential participants are also strongly encouraged to create an account prior to the event.
- Here is a short tutorial for getting started editing Wikipedia
- Wikipedia:Citing sources
- Wikipedia:Citation templates
- Wiki markup quick reference (PDF)
- Editing Articles About Living Persons
- TSU Guide for Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2017
- Perhaps an online news source like The New York Times would be helpful
- Note: Please add resources as you find them!
- GeoLocator - online tool for generating coordinate templates
- User:Clifford Anderson/sandbox/building - sample article
- Ideas for editing for librarians and participants at library edit-a-thons
- Aaron Douglas
- Arna Bontemps
- Avon N. Williams
- Ben West
- Citizens' Councils#School desegregation and the demise of the councils
- Clinton High School (Clinton, Tennessee)#Integration
- Desegregation busing
- Erastus Milo Cravath
- Desegregation busing#Nashville, Tennessee
- Frederick S. Humphries
- Henry Alvin Cameron
- James Weldon Johnson
- Julia Britton Hooks
- Matthew Walker, Sr.
- Nashville Student Movement
- Paul Turner (pastor)
- Racial integration
- Randal B. Vandavall
- Segregation academies
- Virginia E. Walker Broughton
- Z. Alexander Looby
Articles To Create
- Belleview School, Nashville
- Buena Vista School, Nashville, African American school
- Cameron School, Nashville
- Clinton 12 (needs its own entry not a redirect)
- East Tennessee Association of Colored Schools
- First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill, Nashville, Meeting place for Sit-ins
- Ford-Greene School, Nashville
- Freedmen's Normal Institute, Maryville, TN
- Freedmen's School of Brownsville,TN now known as Carver High School
- Hardin Smith (needs his own entry not a redirect)
- Hattie Cotton Elementary School, bombed during integration
- Haynes School, Nashville
- History of African Americans in Nashville
- Hollis Freeman Price
- James Herbert White
- Jacqueline Griffith
- Kelly v Board of Education
- Knowles School, Nashville
- Lajuanda Stewart
- Meigs School, African American school
- Nashville Normal and Theological Institution
- "Nashville Plan"
- Pearl School, Nashville
- Tennessee Sunday School Convention
- Rita Sanders Geier
- Sinclair Lee Jr.
- William J. Hale
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