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Black Lunch Table
@ Mount Mary University, Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
When and Where
Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm CPT
Address: Mount Mary University
Haggerty Library
First floor, Room HL110
2900 N. Menomonee River Pkway
Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project will host a special edition edit-a-thon focusing on important but underrepresented Milwaukee area visual artists of the African Diaspora from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm CPT on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Mount Mary University's Haggerty Library. A training session will be held at the beginning, but help is available throughout the event.

Please bring your laptop and feel free to bring a friend!

Event description[edit]

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project in Milwaukee, WI will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Milwaukee area visual artists from the African Diaspora and their work. Together we will create historical documents that respond to the urgent need for a reconstruction of the art historical record.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon. We will have a library resources and a list of suggested artists and music on hand.

History of The Black Lunch Table[edit]

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an ongoing collaboration between artists Jina Valentine (Fishantena (talk)) and Heather Hart (Heathart (talk)) which intends to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. In its 10 year existence, the BLT has taken a variety of forms relating to this most recent iteration, in the form of the Wikipedia edit-a-thon. BLT’s aim is the production of discursive sites (at literal and metaphorical lunch tables), wherein cultural producers of color engage in critical dialogue on topics directly affecting our communities. They endeavor to create spaces, online and off, mirroring the activity and creativity present in sites where Blackness and Art are performed.

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Mount Mary University[edit]

Mount Mary University’s dedication to nurturing bold, brilliant women is built upon solid traditions of the School Sisters of Notre Dame that is forever present on our campus. Since 1913, these courageous women have infused Mount Mary with strong values and an unquenchable spirit.

Event details[edit]

  • Date: Monday, Sep 11, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm CPT
  • Location: Mount Mary University's Marian Art Gallery, on the first level of Caroline Hall, 2900 North Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53222-4597
  • Who should attend: Artists, historians, students, teachers, writers, journalists, curators, visitors, the curious...
    • Experienced or new Wikipedians (We will provide assistance with Wikipedia formatting and syntax)
    • Amateur historians or research pros (We will have a selection of resources available for your use)
  • What to Bring: A list of links to good interviews about hip hop artists -- and please bring a friend
  • Hashtag: #BlackLunchTable
  • Etherpad: BlackLunchTable - live doc to keep track of what we are all working on
  • Training: Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Presentation


  • Presentation / overview
  • Editing time
  • Goals: Create user account (if new to Wikipedia), create user page with at least one sentence, sign up for editathon on this Wikipedia Meetup page, make at least one edit to a Wikipedia page
  • For more information about ongoing scheduled meetups see Black Lunch Table Meetup page

Possible articles to edit[edit]

Suggested artist pages for revision and/or creation! This event-specific list focuses on important Milwaukee area visual artists of the African Diaspora who are under-represented on Wikipedia. Please add a name if you know someone appropriate who needs a page or needs editing. Please do not add an artist who has a substantial page. We are trying to create new pages and beef up under-represented ones.

  • Etherpad: BlackLunchTable - List the article you're working on in this live doc to keep track and avoid duplicate work!
  •   denotes Infobox is needed

These articles are suggested, be sure they qualify according to Wikipedia's NOTABILITY guidlines before you create a new page. Thanks!

These articles may not have enough references to be considered notable. We encourage you to research them for yourself!

Wikidata task list[edit]

This list is automatically generated from data in Wikidata and is periodically updated by Listeriabot.
Edits made within the list area will be removed on the next update!

Article Gender Occupation Place of birth Residence
African American Art Alliance
Anwar Floyd-Pruitt male visual artist Milwaukee
Blanche Brown female artist Chicago Milwaukee
Charly "Carlos" Palmer male artist
Christopher McIntyre male visual artist Milwaukee
Della Wells female artist
visual artist
Milwaukee Milwaukee
Evelyn Patricia Terry female sculptor Milwaukee
George Tillman, Jr. male film director
film producer
Larry Chatman male visual artist
Leslie Smith III male artist Silver Spring Milwaukee
Madge Scott female visual artist Hastings-on-Hudson
Mikal Floyd-Pruitt male visual artist Milwaukee
Mutópe J. Johnson male visual artist Milwaukee
Portia Cobb female visual artist
video artist
Ras ‘Ammar Nsoroma male visual artist
Reginald Baylor male visual artist
Sonji Hunt female visual artist
The Gallery Toward the Black Aesthetic
Trenton Baylor male visual artist
university teacher
Tyanna Buie female visual artist Chicago
William Joshua Blackmon male painter Albion Milwaukee
End of auto-generated list.

Wikipedia editing resources[edit]

Where to start...
  1. Rules on Visual Art, Murals, Graffiti and Sculpture are different!
  2. Follow instructions to upload your images here...
  • Create or update Wikidata!
Wikidata is central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource, and others.
  1. Go to Wikidata
  2. Read Wikidata's Introduction!
  3. Search for the person or subject
  4. If none exists, you can 'Create a new item'
  5. Look at another similar item to follow format... for example human female instead of female animal.
  6. To add a field, click 'Add Statement'
Wikidata + AuthorityControl
  • Create or update Authority Control!
Update Wikidata using Virtual International Authority File (
  1. Go to
  2. Search for person (last name, first name)
  3. At bottom of page, where it says History of VIAF, expand section. See Werner Herzog example
  4. Add each listed Authority to Wikidata if its info is not already populated in Wikidata
  5. Add {{Authority control}} after External links section above Categories
  6. Refresh Wikipedia page
  • Click here for many more editing resources


Alphabetical by first letter
Infobox was added

Pages improved
  1. Charly "Carlos" Palmer -- Heathart (talk)
  2. George Tillman Jr. -- Bgcliz25 (talk)
  3. Herbert Gentry -- Heathart (talk)
  4. Julian Abele -- Greenmjordan (talk)
  5. List of neighborhoods of Milwaukee -- DinosGoRawr99 (talk)
  6. Molly Zuckerman-Hartung‎ -- Keschafferart (talk)
  7. Todd Gray (artist) -- SunflowerGrace (talk)
Pages created
  1. Madge Scott -- Bgcliz25 (talk) – SPEEDY DELETION
  2. Sonji Hunt -- Jungkookie1996 (talk) – SPEEDY DELETION
  1. Kevin Boatright -- Milwaukee Talky (talk)
Wikidata items improved
Wikidata items created
Wikimedia Commons images uploaded
  1. Kevin Boatright, artist.jpg -- Heathart (talk)
  2. Molly Zuckerman Hartung.jpg -- Keschafferart (talk)
  3. Jody Alexander, Milwaukee visual artist -- Heathart (talk)
  4. Mikal Floyd-Pruit, Milwaukee visual artist -- Heathart (talk)
  5. Portia E. Cobb, Milwaukee visual artist -- Heathart (talk)
  6. Rhonda Gatlin-Hayes, Milwaukee visual artist -- Heathart (talk)
  7. Theresa Brunson, Milwaukee visual artist -- Heathart (talk)
  8. Blanche Brown, Milwaukee visual artist -- Heathart (talk)
Wikimedia Commons categories
Event pictures uploaded to Wikimedia Commons
  1. Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Editathon at Mount Mary University 01.jpg -- Heathart (talk)
  2. Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Editathon at Mount Mary University 02.jpg -- Heathart (talk)
  3. Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Editathon at Mount Mary University 03.jpg -- Heathart (talk)
  4. Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Editathon at Mount Mary University 04.jpg -- Heathart (talk)


Outreach Dashboard
  • Articles Created: 1
  • Articles Edited: 72
  • Total Edits: 532
  • Editors: 26
  • Words Added: 7.54K
  • Article Views: 359K
  • Commons Uploads: 16

External links[edit]


  1. Adiaphoras (talk) 00:19, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Anonomous1060 {talk}
  3. Bgcliz25 (talk) 00:19, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Btstrong (talk) 22:26, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. Clarkqmtmary (talk)
  6. DinosGoRawr99 (talk) 00:19, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  7. Fishantena (talk)
  8. Gdstanford (talk) 00:20, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  9. Greenmjordan (talk) 00:21, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  10. Guecon19 {talk}
  11. Heathart (talk) 22:08, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
  12. Jungkookie1996 (talk) 00:19, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  13. Jwac2 (talk)
  14. Keschafferart (talk) 22:25, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
  15. Kevboatright (talk) 00:19, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  16. Milwaukee Talky (talk) 22:25, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
  17. Orangetrees (talk) 22:28, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
  18. Pearlredqueen (talk) 00:19, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  19. Raefodor12 (talk) 00:19, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  20. SunflowerGrace (talk) 22:27, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
  21. Thebsandy (talk)
  22. TiffanyTN (talk) 00:21, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  23. Xiongb19 (talk)
  24. Yangj0724 (talk) 00:20, 12 September 2017 (UTC)