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Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
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When and Where
Date Saturday, February 6, 2016
Time 12:00 pm – 4:30/5:00 pm
Address Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
New York Public Library
515 Malcolm X Blvd
City, State New York City, New York 10037
BlackLifeMatters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Harlem, New York City, February 6, 2016

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, working with the AfroCROWD initiative, hosted a successor to last year's Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday February 6, 2016, to contribute to articles on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign.

The Wikipedia training and Edit-a-thon took place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division with a following reception in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building.

Get started here![edit]

Black Life Matters Editathon Event PDF
Wikipedia vs. American National Biography - Task List PDF
WARNING! No 3 train this weekend

Event details[edit]

If you have a laptop, please bring it with you!

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  1. kosboot (talk) 22:45, 19 January 2016 (UTC) - but have already created Frederick Douglass (Ulysses Kay opera) and will do more during the month
  2. I have a scheduling conflict on this date. Sorry! Best wishes for a great event. Newyorkbrad (talk) 21:13, 1 February 2016 (UTC)


Attendees at AfroCROWD Black Life Matters Schomburg Center Editathon
Schomburg Center Entrance
Schomburg plaque
Maira Liriano, Associate Chief Librarian @ Schomburg gave welcoming remarks
Sherry from AfroCROWD introductory remarks
Two editors happened to be looking into making an article on the same topic
Jeremy B helps an editor
It was a full house
Schomburg provided a task list
Ask Me Things
Floor mosaic in Langston Hughes Auditorium lobby during post-event reception

New articles created[edit]


Alphabetical by surname

  1. Cecelia Adkins -- Seanpatrickcain (talk) -- stub, needs additional content
  2. Johari Amini -- Seanpatrickcain (talk) -- stub, needs additional content
  3. James Madison Bell -- Margotellen (talk) -- stub, needs additional content
  4. Madeline Bunch -- Seanpatrickcain (talk) -- stub, needs additional content
  5. Warren Clay Coleman -- Gjone1 (talk) -- stub, 2 bare URLs cites could be converted to full cites
  6. William "Billy" Costin -- Bjhillis (talk) -- was in DRAFT form
  7. Frederick Douglass (Ulysses Kay opera) -- Kosboot (talk)
  8. John Patterson Green -- Gow esq (talk)
  9. Herukhuti aka H. Sharif Williams -- StevenFullwood (talk)
  10. G. Winston James -- StevenFullwood (talk) !!! HAS BEEN FLAGGED AfD !!! -- please help if you can!
  11. Fannie Pennington -- Pharos (talk)
  12. Ruth Logan Roberts -- Lange.lea (talk)
  13. Edward Augustine Savoy -- Livrosparasiempre (talk)
  14. Moranda Smith -- Jennifer.Tamayo (talk)
  1. Draft:Cheryl Boyce Taylor -- StevenFullwood (talk) -- NEEDS REVIEW
  2. Draft:John Albert Burr -- HaloLisa17 (talk)
  3. Draft:Rex Goreleigh -- Whmiftahi9 (talk)
  1. Afripedia in User:Teddygoitom/sandbox -- Teddygoitom (talk)
  2. Lucille Mason Rose in User:Lewisph4/sandbox -- Lewisph4 (talk)



  1. List of African-American cemeteries in New York -- WindingRoad (talk)
  2. List of Melvin Van Peebles songs -- Tduk (talk)

Articles improved[edit]


Alphabetical by surname

  1. Cecelia Adkins -- JTtheOG (talk), Pharos (talk)
  2. Charles Alston -- Rcamilled (talk)
  3. Johari Amini -- MrX (talk)
  4. Romare Bearden -- Pbkauf (talk)
  5. James Madison Bell -- Pharos (talk)
  6. Madeline Bunch -- Eastfrisian (talk), Blythwood (talk) -- stub, needs additional content
  7. Octavia E. Butler -- photo added to Wikimedia Commons for use in entry that was provided by owner via email -- Mozucat (talk), Doctorxgc (talk)
  8. Gwen Cherry -- Seanpatrickcain (talk)
  9. Darcel Clark -- Ruspeaks (talk)
  10. Warren Clay Coleman -- Pharos (talk) -- stub, 2 bare URLs cites could be converted to full cites
  11. William "Billy" Costin – DRAFT status, reworked and got to article status #yay -- BrillLyle (talk), Margotellen (talk)
  12. Marion Vera Cuthbert -- Jskarlin (talk)
  13. Frederick Douglass (Ulysses Kay opera) – Put Further reading section into {{cite journal}} format & added parameters -- Peaceray (talk)
  14. David Fagen -- added further reading suggestion to article -- Megaugust (talk)
  15. Jessie Redmon Fauset -- Rcamilled (talk)
  16. Sarah J. Garnet -- added photo -- Cakelover216 (talk)
  17. Nelson George -- IKeepItRealerThanMostIKnowYouFeelingIt (talk)
  18. Draft:Rex Goreleigh -- Schetm (talk), Pharos (talk), BrillLyle (talk)
  19. Blanche Grambs -- Rcamilled (talk)
  20. Lester Granger -- references added and formatting updated -- Lange.lea (talk)
  21. John Patterson Green -- UkPaolo (talk)
  22. Dream hampton -- IKeepItRealerThanMostIKnowYouFeelingIt (talk)
  23. Herukhuti aka H. Sharif Williams -- Melcous (talk)
  24. Jean Blackwell Hutson -- Cfeliciano86 (talk)
  25. G. Winston James -- Melcous (talk)
  26. Catherine Allen Latimer -- Cfeliciano86 (talk)
  27. Maritcha Remond Lyons -- will try to add more content, etc. as follow up to last year -- BrillLyle (talk)
  28. Asa Mader -- Theredproject (talk)
  29. Joan Morgan (author) -- IKeepItRealerThanMostIKnowYouFeelingIt (talk)
  30. Lyda D. Newman -- HaloLisa17 (talk)
  31. George Wells Parker -- BCCLeoF (talk)
  32. Fannie Pennington -- DGG (talk)
  33. Mary Ellen Pleasant -- Seanpatrickcain (talk)
  34. Florence M. Rice -- Adjoajo (talk)
  35. Ruth Logan Roberts & Talk:Ruth Logan Roberts - tweaked article, put references into {{cite book}} formats & added parameters, & created talk page with WikiProject banners -- Peaceray (talk)
  36. Edward Augustine Savoy -- Livrosparasiempre (talk), Mokshjuneja (talk)
  37. Hilda Simms -- Theorizedfuzzball (talk)
  38. Carole Simpson -- Seanpatrickcain (talk)
  39. Danyel Smith -- IKeepItRealerThanMostIKnowYouFeelingIt (talk)
  40. Moranda Smith -- Jennifer.Tamayo (talk)
  41. Pamela Sneed -- StevenFullwood (talk)
  42. Lester Sterling -- DR. LUV JA (talk)
  43. Elliott Wilson (journalist) -- IKeepItRealerThanMostIKnowYouFeelingIt (talk)



  1. The Covenant with Black America -- Doctorxgc (talk)
  2. List of African-American cemeteries in New York - tweaked article & created the talk section with the appropriate WikiProject banners -- Peaceray (talk)
  3. National Urban League -- references and archival materials link added -- Lange.lea (talk)
  4. Studio Museum in Harlem -- Cakelover216 (talk), Etlib (talk)
  5. The Apple Stretching -- Tduk (talk)
  6. Waltz of the Stork -- Tduk (talk)
Finding aid project

Images added to Wikimedia Commons[edit]

  1. Octavia Butler photo by Leslie Howle.JPG -- Mozucat (talk)
  2. Sarah J. Garnet.jpg -- Cakelover216 (talk)

List of articles to edit[edit]

Wikipedia Meetups
   September 2018 +/-
Bristol 3 September 1, 2018 (2018-09-01)
London 134 September 9, 2018 (2018-09-09)
Indonesia-Malaysia 2 September 10, 2018 (2018-09-10)
Seattle @ Café Allegro September 11, 2018 (2018-09-11)
Sydney @ The Grand Hotel September 12, 2018 (2018-09-12)
Cork for Dublin2019 September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
Kuala Lumpur 5 September 15, 2018 (2018-09-15)
Oxford 65 September 16, 2018 (2018-09-16)
Auckland 9 September 16, 2018 (2018-09-16)
San Diego 33 September 16, 2018 (2018-09-16)
BLT in Harlem September 19, 2018 (2018-09-19)
EaT12 @ Amon Carter Museum September 20, 2018 (2018-09-20)
Perth 52 September 23, 2018 (2018-09-23)
Bay Area WikiSalon @ WMF HQ San Francisco September 26, 2018 (2018-09-26)
Women in Horticulture at Temple Ambler September 29, 2018 (2018-09-29)
Wiki Takes New Mexico September 29, 2018 (2018-09-29)
Cambridge 38 September 29, 2018 (2018-09-29)
7th Los Angeles Wiknic September 30, 2018 (2018-09-30)
   October 2018 +/-
San Diego 34 @ Manila Mesa October 7, 2018 (2018-10-07)
London 135 October 14, 2018 (2018-10-14)
Rockies, and westward! @ WCNA2018 October 20, 2018 (2018-10-20)
Pinoy Edit-a-Thon @ WCNA2018 October 20, 2018 (2018-10-20)
Full Meetup Calendar

Below is a list of articles that would benefit from edits and expansion during the edit-a-thon.

Need to be created[edit]



See also pages relating to the Harlem Renaissance

Other lists with articles that need to be created[edit]


"Stubs" - very short articles in need of expansion:



{{NYPL Archives & Manuscripts|id|division|link label}}
An example with division:
{{NYPL Archives & Manuscripts|22986|scm|Maya Angelou papers}}
Maya Angelou papers at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the New York Public Library


  • 'id' is the last numbers of the URL, e.g., xxxxxx being the ID number.
  • 'division' is option, but to add to the external link, these are the abbreviations (3 letter string in bold below) to trigger the inclusion of the collection
scl: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division
scm: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
  • 'link label' is an override field, it will default to the page title.

Editing Wikipedia resources[edit]

Tools and templates[edit]

  • N.B. There is an IRC channel if online participants need help:


External links[edit]