Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Black Stories at UVa

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We had a lovely room, buzzing with activity

We will get together to improved content about the history of people of color at the University of Virginia. Beginners are welcome! Wikipedia editing training will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Organized by The Common Good and sponsored by UVa Libraries with help from Wikimedia DC Wikimedia DC.svg

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  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015
  • 9am – 4 pm EDT
We edited in three or four languages! The fellow closest to the camera edited in Spanish and Catalan
What to bring
  • A laptop
  • Any resources you would like to refer to (and UVa has archives of its own to review )
  • You're welcome to bring your camera and take pictures
  • Preferably, a registered Wikipedia user account (but we can also create one on the spot)
Schedule (completely tentative)

Come in the morning, afternoon, or both!

  • 9AM - Breakfast, overview of Edit-a-Thon goals, Wikipedia "How Tos"
  • 10AM onward - editing workshops and direct editing pages of interest
  • Noon - Lunch, repeat overview of Edit-a-Thon goals, Wikipedia "How Tos"
  • 1-4PM - editing workshops and direct editing pages of interest

Sign up![edit]

This event is open to people of all experience levels. Sign up below by editing the page and adding your username or by signing up on the Facebook event.

Or REGISTER HERE for breakfast, lunch or a time to edit.

I'll be attending![edit]

I'll be there in person![edit]

I'll be attending virtually![edit]



If you are committed to improving African American content or Virginia content on Wikipedia in the long run, add some of the following Wikitext to your user page. You can also sign up at WikiProject African Diaspora.

Wikitext Userbox
{{User WikiProject Afro}}
{{User WikiProject Virginia}}

To-do list[edit]

  • Please add suggestions below by editing the page! This list includes categories and lists to correct and build from.

Or fill out this Online Form and we will add your topic to the page.

Articles to expand[edit]

Articles to create[edit]

  • Note: These articles will need a secondary source to appear on Wikipedia.
  • If no secondary source(s) is/are available, consider creating your article on cvillpedia instead.

Articles to maintain[edit]

Add wikilinks[edit]


Primary sources for cvillpedia local wiki[edit]

  • cvillpedia - The Charlottesville-Albemarle collaborative encyclopedia, local wiki, currently 3,515 articles

Free databases with secondary sources[edit]


The following University of Virginia databases will be available to those onsite or who have E-Services credentials.

Books online[edit]

All print and online books are available through the UVa Library catalog, Virgo

Below are a selection of searches from Virgo:

Archival and manuscript collections[edit]

Available through the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library


Basics on editing Wikipedia[edit]

Steering Committee[edit]

The following people at UVa are super excited about this event and have volunteered their time to make it happen.

  • Maggie Nunley
  • Matthew Vest
  • Ruth Dillon
  • Purdom Lindblad
  • Jeremy Boggs
  • Winston Barham
  • Paula Roy
  • Francesca Tripodi

We are also thankful for the support of Peter Meyer from WikiDC who is helping us get this event on the ground!


  • improve content about the history of people of color at UVA.

Articles created[edit]

Articles improved[edit]