Wikipedia:Meetup/University of Delaware/April 2014 Colored Conventions

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The University of Delaware History Media Center, The Colored Conventions Project, University of Delaware Library, and the Graduate Student Senate Diversity Committee are organizing a "Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Women + People of Color" at the University of Delaware on Saturday, April 26. The Edit-a-thon is open to all and will be preceded by an "Intro to Wikipedia Editing" Workshop.

Attendees are welcome to come for just the Workshop or for any part of the Edit-a-thon.


Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, site of the edit-a-thon

Date: April 26, 2014

What to bring: Please bring laptops and chargers. Also, it's recommended that you Special:UserLogin/signup create a Wikipedia account before attending.

Twitter Hashtags: #CoCoWiki, #UDWiki


10:45 - Sign In

11:00 AM - Intro to Wikipedia Editing Workshop by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

12:15 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Location Information[edit]

The Edit-a-thon will be hosted at the University of Delaware Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, Room 410.

Address: 221 Academy St, Newark, DE 19716


UD Department of History

UD Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center

UD Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory

UD History Media Center

UD Library


The Edit-a-thon is open to all. There is a strong interest in learning to edit Wikipedia in our campus community, and we expect a big turn-out. We are also hoping that Wikipedians will attend the Workshop and Edit-a-thon as guest coaches. If you would like to participate, please edit the appropriate section below, and add yourself as a participant. An Eventbrite sign-up page is also available.

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Attending In Person[edit]

  1. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 20:55, 9 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. AH UDelLib (talk) 21:58, 12 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. TJentzsch (talk) 19:11, 31 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Jim Casey
  5. Jordan Howell
  6. Smallbones(smalltalk) 23:49, 2 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. DThomsen8 (talk) 00:34, 9 April 2014 (UTC) Sorry, could not attend.DThomsen8 (talk)Reply[reply]
  8. considering -- I have some business-related conflicts which might resolve soon. This would be very interesting to me to help out with. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 00:46, 18 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. (maybe) Gordon P. Hemsley 21:31, 19 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Danielle Emerling
  11. Amlewis55 (talk) 18:16, 24 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Duckduckstop (talk)
  13. User:Djembayz
  14. GoingBatty (talk) 21:19, 25 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Liz Jones-Minsinger
  16. LibrarianJLM (talk)
  17. Ccmtrotter (talk) 16:26, 26 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18. Dessalinienne (talk) 18:08, 26 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Attending online[edit]

  1. Add your name here.


Intro to Wikipedia Editing Workshop[edit]

UD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Event Organizers
Intro talk
UD Edit-a-Thon
Mary expains the concept of Reliable Sources

Led by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. 11 AM. Mary will go over topics including Wikipedia culture, the writing style of Wikipedia, and nuts-and-bolts how-tos.

Where do I start?[edit]

Editing Wikipedia Resources[edit]

Content for the Edit-a-thon[edit]

The Edit-a-thon is open to all, and attendees are welcome to bring their own interests and data for entry in Wikipedia. Attendees who do not bring data of their own are invited to use the biographical and other information resources gathered by the Colored Conventions project, which covers a neglected, critical period of African-American history. The biographical information about historically important men and women of color could help to fill the current deficit of such information on Wikipedia.

Please add [[Category:Colored Conventions]] to any page you create from this list.

Templates to copy and use[edit]

See: WikiProject:Colored Conventions Templates

For People: Colored Conventions Biography Template

For Conventions: Colored Conventions Convention Description Template

Research Guide for Colored Conventions Project[edit]

A guide to resources for information on the Colored Conventions and its delegates.

Useful tool for Google Books citations[edit]

Bibliography for the Colored Conventions Project[edit]

- - -“Free Negroes of the North 1830-1835: A Study in National Cooperation.” The Journal of Negro Education 26.4 (1957): 447. JSTOR. Web. 12 Oct. 2013.
- - -Minutes and Proceedings of the National Negro Conventions, 1830–1864. Ed. Howard Holman Bell. New York: Arno Press, 1969. GoogleBooks. Web.
- - -“National Negro Conventions of the Middle 1840’s: Moral Suasion Vs. Political Action.” The Journal of Negro History 42.4 (1957): 247. Web. 12 Oct. 2013.
- - -“The Negro Emigration Movement, 1849-1854: A Phase of Negro Nationalism.” The Phylon Quarterly 20.2 (1959): 132-142.
- - -“Some Reform Interests of the Negro During the 1850’s as Reflected in State Conventions.” Phylon 21.2 (1960): 173–181. JSTOR. Web. 12 Oct. 2013.
- - -Liberation Historigraphy: African-American Writers and the Challenges of History, 1794-1861. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. GoogleBooks. Web.
  • Foner, Philip Sheldon, and George Elizur Walker. Proceedings of the Black State Conventions: 1840 - 1865. 2 vols. Temple University Press, 1979. Print.
  • Gross, Bella. Clarion Call: The History and Development of the Negro People’s Convention Movement in the United States from 1817 to 1840. Gross, 1947. Print.
- - - “The First National Negro Convention.” The Journal of Negro History 31.4 (1946): 435. JSTOR. Web. 14 Oct. 2013.
  • Jones, Douglas Anthony. “Thinking, Scripting, and Performing: Constructing and Playing the Racial Synecdoche in the Antebellum North.” Thesis. 2007. Web. 14 Oct. 2013.
  • Pease, Jane H, and William H Pease. They Who Would Be Free: Blacks’ Search for Freedom, 1830-1861. New York: Atheneum, 1974. Print.
- - - “Negro Conventions and the Problem of Black Leadership.” Journal of Black Studies 2.1 (1971): 29–44. Web.

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