Wikipedia:Meetup/Westchester County/Black Life Matters Editathon
Purchase College Library
|When and Where|
|Date:||February 7, 2015|
|Address:||Purchase College Library, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577|
The Purchase College Library at the State University of New York at Purchase is hosting a "Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon" to contribute to articles on Wikipedia for Black WikiHistory Month.
The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place in the DMZ Lab 1015B.
For events in Brooklyn and elsewhere, please see Black WikiHistory Month.
- Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
- Time: 12:00pm - 5:00 pm
- Location: Purchase College Library at the State University of New York at Purchase, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
- Cost: Free
- Participants: No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, training will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. This event is open to the public. You do not have to be affiliated with Purchase College, SUNY to attend.
- RSVP by signing your username below! If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you might try this training module which will help explain a lot of things, including how to add your signature.
- What to Bring: Computers (Macs) are available in the computer lab, though attendees are invited to bring their own laptops and power cords. Guest access to computers and wifi will be available.
RSVP to the Facebook event!: Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Facebook Event
If you are able, please also add your Wikipedia username to the section below (signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row). If you haven't edited Wikipedia before, we will help you register for a new Wikipedia editing account on the day of the event.
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- ::CoresFranklin:: (talk) 19:38, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
- Leisie93 (talk) 20:01, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
- Highendcouture (talk) 21:41, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
List of articles to edit
Below is a list of articles that would benefit from edits and expansion during the edit-a-thon.
- See Also: pages relating to the Harlem Renaissance
Need to be Created
- Violette Neatley Anderson (1882–1937), lawyer and reformer
- Lawrence Benjamin Brown (1893–1973), American pianist, composer, and arranger of folk songs
- Glory Van Scott (b. 1947), dancer and educator
- Charles A. Smythwick, novelist
- Harlem Book Fair
- National Black Theatre
- Molefe Pheto, South African political prisoner
- Mogorosi Motshumi (b. 1955), South African cartoonist
- Dumile Feni (b. 1942), South African sculptor
- Charles Cyrus Thomas (1909–1988) (died in California)
- Mildred Blount (1907–1974?), milliner
- Ruth Bowen (1924–2009), booking agent
- Elombe Brath (d. 2014), anti-apartheid activist
- Judy Dearing (1940–1995), Broadway costume designer
- Cheryll Greene, editor
- Harlem Six 
- Eliza Healy (1846–1919), educator, first African American Catholic Mother Superior (see Healy family#Eliza Healy)
- Roi Ottley
- Myra Adele Logan (1908–1977), physician at Harlem Hospital (I looked at the deleted page for her and there is nothing to bring to the new article.)
- Maritcha Rémond Lyons (1848–1929) (draft)
- Ruth Logan Roberts (1891–1968), Harlem salon host, suffragist, activist
- Cecelia Cabaniss Saunders (1883–1966), Harlem YWCA leader
- Greater Bethel AME Church (Harlem)
- Aaron Douglas
- dream hampton
- John Henrik Clarke
- Mae Virginia Cowdery
- Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí
- Xenobia Bailey
- Miriam Tlali
- Annie B. Martin
- Lloyd Sealy, NYPD officer/commander and CUNY professor
- Sarah J. Garnet, created this article 5 years ago during Women's History month. Need picture!!
- West Harlem Art Fund
- Harlem bookstores
- Schomburg Honor Roll, 1939-1947
- Studio Museum in Harlem
- Black Arts/West, Seattle's first black theatre, founded in 1961
- See also pages relating to the Harlem Renaissance
Other lists with articles that need to be created
- African-American artists
- missing entries from the Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance
- Caribbean poets
- missing entries from Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia
- missing entries from Writing African-American Women
- missing entries from Black Women Scientists in the United States
- Timeline of New York City
For further inspiration
Tools and templates
- Wikipedia:Citation templates
- Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons
- Wikipedia:Quality control
- Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines
- Writing an article
- About the Sandbox
- Wikipedia Template:Infobox person
- Cassano, Jay. "Black History Matters so why is Wikipedia Missing so Much of it." FastCompany. January 29, 2015.
- Solis, Gustavo. "Schomburg Center Hosts Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for Articles on Black Culture." DNAInfo. January 30, 2015.
- Gebreyes, Rahel. "Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Reinforces The Value Of Digitizing Black History," Huffington Post Blackvoices. February 2, 2015.
- Lewis, Taylor. "Wikipedia Is Getting a Lesson in Black History." Essence.com. February 3, 2015.