Wikipedia:Black WikiHistory Month
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Black WikiHistory Month is a wiki-coordinated program of article writing, image/picture creating, events and edit-a-thons focused on Black history in the United States and worldwide, working with WikiProject African diaspora and related projects. In February 2015 BHM was being celebrated for the first time in the USA in association with the United States' Black History Month.
- Please add your upcoming events to the February 2018 events section and images and outcomes from those events!
- Georgetown Slavery Archive Editing Workshop, Washington, D.C. (Friday, February 2, 2018)
- Kansas City’s African American Artists, Kansas City, MO (Saturday, February 3, 2018)
- Black History Everyday @ MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL (Thursday, February 8, 2018)
- Black Lunch Table @ The Triangle Arts Association, New York, NY (Thursday, February 8, 2018)
- Black Liberation Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Chico, CA (Friday, February 16, 2018)
- AfroCROWD Africa and the Diaspora Edit-a-thon @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY (Saturday, February 24, 2018)
- Wikipedia:Meetup/Nashville/Vanderbilt Libraries/African American History Month 2018, Nashville, TN (Wednesday, February 28, 2018)
- Please add your upcoming events to the February 2017 events section and images and outcomes from those events!
- African American Artists Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), Minneapolis, MN (Saturday, January 28, 2017)
- Wiki≡quality February 2017, Tampa, FL (Friday, February 10, 2017)
- Our Story Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Nashville, TN (Saturday, February 11, 2017) – Check out the talk page for a question from Nashville's event!
- AfroCROWD African Americans in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Black History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ Accenture, New York, NY (Friday, February 17, 2017) – part of Accenture NY Metro African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG)
- Black-History-Month-edit-a-thon @ Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN (Saturday, February 18, 2017)
- Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/DCPL Black History Month 2017 (February 18, 2017)
- Black Lunch Table @ Eastern Washington U, Cheney, WA (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)
- Black Lunch Table @ Terrain Gallery, Spokane, WA (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)
- Editing as Activism: Black WikiHistory Month Workshop and Edit-a-thon @ University of Washington-Bothell, Bothell, WA (Wednesday-Thursday, February 22-23, 2017)
- Black History Month Edit-a-thon @ Tennessee State University 2017, Nashville, TN (Friday, February 24, 2017)
- New York City: Black WikiHistory Month Weekend NYC
- AfroCROWD Black Power! 2017 Edition @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY (Saturday, February 25, 2017)
- Action=History WikiSalon (February) with AfroCROWD @ Ace Hotel New York, New York, NY (Sunday, February 26, 2017)
- Black Lunch Table Black WikiHistory Month @ Creative Capital, NYC, New York, NY (Monday, February 27, 2017)
Since February 2015, AfroCROWD has pursued a monthly series of editathons.
Other events in past years:
- Unforgetting 7 @ EOB, Los Angeles
- Africa Collection Editathon @ WM DC
- April 2014 Colored Conventions @ University of Delaware
- Chicago 5 @ Chicago
- In common with other parts of the United Kingdom, Black History Month BHM is celebrated in October. BHM was first celebrated by the Wikimedian community on 26th October 2012 at an event organised by Wikimedia UK and the Equiano Centre, University College London.
Resources for Organizers
- "Learning to work with Wikipedia: New Pages Patrol and how to create new Wikipedia articles that will stick" by Adrianne Wadewitz. HASTAC.
- Hour-long Wikipedia editing tutorial by FemTechNet.
- Wikipedia:Training/For students is a good intro to editing.
Wikipedia has a limit on the number of accounts that can be created in a day at one IP address. Encourage attendees of your event to register on Wikipedia prior to coming. Reach out to an administrator via the artandfeminism-organizegooglegroups.com email list to get Account Creator permissions prior to your event.
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- Gebreyes, Rahel. "Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Reinforces The Value Of Digitizing Black History," Huffington Post Blackvoices. February 2, 2015.
- Lewis, Taylor. "Wikipedia Is Getting a Lesson in Black History." Essence.com
- Smith, Jada F. (February 19, 2015). "Howard University Fills in Wikipedia's Gaps in Black History". The New York Times.
- "For Blacks, New Afrocrowd Initiative Offers Opportunity to Tell Stories." Our Time Press.
- "Can ‘Black Wikipedia’ Take Off Like ‘Black Twitter’?" ColorLines.
- Black Digital Empowerment Through AfroCROWD workshops," Black Star News.
- AfroCrowd: The Black Wikipedia For People of African Descent