Wikipedia:Meetup/University of Delaware/April 2014 Colored Conventions
When: April 26, 2014
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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.
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
12:15 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
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
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.
How do I add my name?
Here's a tip for those new to Wikipedia: Add four tildes (~~~~) and click "Save page" to automatically sign your username and the date.
Attending In Person
- Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 20:55, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
- AH UDelLib (talk) 21:58, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
- TJentzsch (talk) 19:11, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
- Jim Casey
- Jordan Howell
- Smallbones(smalltalk) 23:49, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
- DThomsen8 (talk) 00:34, 9 April 2014 (UTC) Sorry, could not attend.DThomsen8 (talk)
- 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)
- (maybe) —Gordon P. Hemsley→✉ 21:31, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
- Danielle Emerling
- Amlewis55 (talk) 18:16, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
- Duckduckstop (talk)
- GoingBatty (talk) 21:19, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
- Liz Jones-Minsinger
- LibrarianJLM (talk)
- Ccmtrotter (talk) 16:26, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
- Dessalinienne (talk) 18:08, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
- Add your name here.
- Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:13, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
- Geraldshields11 (talk) 01:23, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
- Add your name here.
Intro to Wikipedia Editing Workshop
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?
Editing Wikipedia Resources
- Beginners’ Guide to Wikipedia (account creation, article editing)
- Five Pillars of Wikipedia (philosophical guidelines and best practices for Wikipedia editing)
- How to Edit a Page
- Wiki Markup Quick Reference (PDF version of printed handout)
- Guide to Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing by Susan H. Rodger (applicable to any biography)
- Article Development
- Your First Article (using the Article Wizard if you wish)
- Manual of Style
- Citation templates
- Infobox templates
- Bookshelf (additional "getting started" resources)
Content for the Edit-a-thon
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
For People: Colored Conventions Biography Template
For Conventions: Colored Conventions Convention Description Template
Articles to Edit
Leonard Grimes--Natalie Smith is editing
Charles Bennett Ray -- Sarah Patterson is editing.
Articles to Create
John C. Bowers Jim Miranda is working on this.
Rachel Cliff Liz Jones-Minsinger working on this.
the Rev James Newton Gloucester
Thomas H Jones Carol Rudisell is editing
A guide to resources for information on the Colored Conventions and its delegates.
Useful tool for Google Books citations
- Wikipedia citation tool for Google Books (turns URL into footnote format)
Bibliography for the Colored Conventions Project
- Bacon, Margaret Hope. But One Race: The Life of Robert Purvis. Suny Press, 2012. GoogleBooks. Web.
- Bell, Howard H. A Survey of the Negro Convention Movement, 1830-1861. New York: Arno Press, 1969. GoogleBooks. Web.
- - - -“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.
- Black Abolitionist Papers Proquest. Web.
- Clarke, Lewis Garrard and Milton Clarke. Narratives of the Sufferings of Lewis and Milton Clarke. Documenting the American South. Web.
- Cromwell, John Wesley. The Negro in American history: men and women eminent in the evolution of the American of African descent. Washington: The American Negro Academy, 1914. HathiTrust. Web.
- Douglass, William. Annals of the first African church, in the United States of America. GoogleBooks. Web.
- Ernest, John. A Nation Within a Nation: Organizing African-American Communities before the Civil War. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Inc., 2011. GoogleBooks. Web.
- - - -Liberation Historigraphy: African-American Writers and the Challenges of History, 1794-1861. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. GoogleBooks. Web.
- Finkelman, Paul. Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. GoogleBooks. Web.
- Foner, Philip Sheldon, and George Elizur Walker. Proceedings of the Black State Conventions: 1840 - 1865. 2 vols. Temple University Press, 1979. Print.
- Glaude, Eddie S. Exodus!: Religion, Race, and Nation in Early Nineteenth-Century Black America. University of Chicago Press, 2000. GoogleBooks. Web.
- Gliozzo, Charles A. “John Jones and the Black Convention Movement, 1848-1856.” Journal of Black Studies 3.2 (1972): 227–236. JSTOR. Web.
- 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.
- Hinks, Peter. To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren: David Walker and the Problem of Antebellum Slave Resistance. State College: Pennsylvania State University Press. GoogleBooks. Web.
- Jones, Douglas Anthony. “Thinking, Scripting, and Performing: Constructing and Playing the Racial Synecdoche in the Antebellum North.” Thesis. 2007. drum.lib.umd.edu. Web. 14 Oct. 2013.
- Jones, Thomas H. The Experience of Thomas H. Jones, who was a Slave for Forty-Three Years. Boston: Printed by Bazin & Chandler, 1862. Documenting the American South. Web.
- 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.
- Rael, Patrick. Black Identity and Black Protest in the Antebellum North. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. Open WorldCat. Web. 14 Oct. 2013.
- Simmons, Walter J. Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising. Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, 1970. Hathi Trust.
- Still, William. The Underground Rail Road. GoogleBooks. Web.
- Swift, David E. Black Prophets of Justice: Activist Clergy Before the Civil War. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1989. GoogleBooks. Web.
- Young, R. J. Antebellum Black Activists: Race, Gender, and Self. New York: Garland Pub., 1996. GoogleBooks. Web.
- The Negro Convention Movement by William H Pease and Jane H. Pease.
- Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women, 1837: five black women attended the convention -- who were they and which states were they from? Julia Williams was one, possibly Susan Paul and Maria W. Stewart?
- An Address to Free Colored Americans. Issued by an Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women Held in the City of New York, by Adjournments from 9th to 12th May, 1837.
New articles created:
- Colored Conventions Movement
- John C. Bowers -- nominated for DYK
- Josephine Brown -- nominated for DYK
- Rachel Cliff
- William Douglass
- James Newton Gloucester
- Zedekiah Johnson Purnell
- Henrietta Cordelia Ray
- Henrietta Ray
Articles expanded or improved:
- Robert Morris (lawyer)
- Leonard Grimes
- Lewis Clarke
- Amos Beman
- Jabez Pitt Campbell
- Jermain Wesley Loguen
- William Still
- Charles Bennett Ray
- Charlotte E. Ray
- Sarah Parker Remond
- Mary Ann Shadd Cary
- University of Delaware (added image of ISE Lab)
- formatting fixes to all articles