Wikipedia:Black History Month Edit-a-thon @ Tennessee State University 2017

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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.

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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.

WHERE: The edit-a-thon will be held at Tennessee State University's main campus in Room 317 of the Brown-Daniel Library.

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.

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LoisLib (talk) 05:04, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

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