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Black Women | February 2020

February: Explorers Black women Women in horror

2020 global initiatives: #1day1woman2020 Focus on sports

See also: Future events

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Hello! and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR), whose objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works, broadly construed. Did you know that, according to WHGI, only 18.25% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate, whenever you like, in whatever way suits you and your schedule.
Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
Online event
1–29 February 2020
African women
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  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-154}}

In conjunction with Black History Month, in February 2020 we are once again focusing on black women throughout the world. Rather than have a separate geofocus on Sub-Saharan Africa, we have decided to incorporate it here.

We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about black women, as well as their achievements, writings, organizations, and awards. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in our initiative. You are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women who deserve to be covered, for example under our #1day1woman priority.

The main goals of the event are:

  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

What else?

  • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create this month, and another section where you can add the images you have uploaded to Commons.
  • This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newer editors.
  • If you tweet about any of the articles, or upload any of the images to Pinterest, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.


These are lists of redlinked articles to be created. A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Those relating to black women are listed below:

There are also individual lists which incorporate black women from the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. These include:

Add other red links here, if possible with a source:


Outcomes (articles)[edit]

Promote our work[edit]


  • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
  • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
  • Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter

New or upgraded articles[edit]

Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new

  1. United States Katherine W Phillips Upgraded
  1. Angola Celma Ribas
  2. Madagascar Berthe Rakotosamimanana
  3. United States Chanté Adams
  4. United States Iris Stevenson
  5. BarbadosDutch West India Company Elizabeth Swain Bannister
  6. Rwanda Eugénie Musayidire
  7. Ivory Coast Jeanne de Cavally
  8. Ivory Coast Ramata Ly-Bakayoko - PIN
  9. Liberia Antoinette Tubman - PIN
  10. Lesotho Mannete Ramaili - PIN
  11. Kenya Wanjeri Nderu - PIN
  12. Ivory Coast Laetitia Ky - PIN
  13. United States Lucinda Bragg Adams
  14. United States Mazie O. Tyson - PIN
  15. Zimbabwe Prisca Mupfumira - PIN
  16. United States Feminista Jones - improved
  17. United States Dorothy Vernell Simmons
  18. Tanzania Lucy Komba TW - PIN
  19. Guinea-Bissau Nenè Nhaga Bissoli - PIN
  20. Guinea Mafory Bangoura - PIN
  21. United States Hallie E. Queen - PIN
  22. United States Karen Rupert Toliver
  23. The Gambia Fanta Singhateh
  24. United States Lucy J. Sprague
  25. United States Anna E. Cooper - PIN
  26. Dutch West India CompanyUnited Kingdom Madame Sala - PIN
  27. United StatesAnn (Anna) Elizabeth Tanneyhill
  28. United StatesJeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
  29. United States Ernestine Jessie Covington Dent - PIN
  30. United States Cora Ann Pair Thomas - PIN
  31. Namibia Fransina Kahungu
  32. United States Bertha G. Higgins
  33. Gabon Pamela Badjogo - PIN
  34. United States Cornelia Lampton - PIN
  35. Nigeria Adebukola Oladipupo - PIN
  36. Nigeria Rahama Sadau pic and polish, PIN
  37. United States Gertrude Pocte Geddes Willis - PIN
  38. Barbados Nancy Clarke (entrepreneur)
  39. United StatesAlabama Lily McNair - improved, PIN
  40. East Timor Maria Terezinha Viegas - PIN
  41. Gabon SeBa TW, PIN
  42. United States Delta Sigma Theta - improved
  43. United States Arizona Cleaver Stemons
  44. Ethiopia Gelanesh Haddis
  45. Democratic Republic of the Congo Dena Mwana TW, PIN
  46. Mozambique Liloca
  47. Senegal Anta Mbow TW, PIN
  48. GrenadaBritish Guiana Dorothea Christina Thomas
  49. United States Ernest Mae McCarroll
  50. United States Louise "Mamma" Harris
  51. United States Eufrosina Hinard
  52. Tanzania Helen Kijo-Bisimba
  53. United States JoAnna LaSane - PIN
  54. Chad Salma Khalil Alio - PIN
  55. Central African Republic Gisèle Bedan‎
  56. The Gambia Fatou Lamin Faye
  57. Burundi Jeanne Gapiya-Niyonzima - PIN
  58. United States Jade Novah
  59. United States Shirley Prendergast
  60. MontserratDominicaGrenadaBarbadosBritish Guiana Dorothy Thomas (entrepreneur)
  61. Guinea Sayon Camara - PIN
  62. United States Jessie Mae Brown Beavers - PIN
  63. Guinea Aïssatou Boiro added a bit and a pic, PIN
  64. Guinea M'Balia Camara added a pic, PIN
  65. Guinea Zeinab Camara TW, PIN
  66. United States Ora F. Porter
  67. Mozambique Zena Bacar - PIN
  68. Burkina Faso Sandra Pierrette Kanzie
  69. The Bahamas Merceline Dahl-Regis
  70. United States Leontyne Butler King PIN
  71. United StatesJaneen Uzzell TW, PIN
  72. Canada Nadia L. Hohn
  73. United States Carrie E. Bullock
  74. Ivory Coast Eliane Ekra - PIN
  75. Botswana Ntebogang Ratshosa - PIN
  76. United States Joyce Solomon Moorman
  77. United States Cora Harrington
  78. United States Ruth Gaines-Shelton
  79. Burkina Faso Pauline Mvele
  80. Ivory Coast Paulette Badjo Ezouehu
  81. Burkina Faso Christine Kafando
  82. Kenya Mary Abukutsa-Onyango found ~8 pics - African veg supporter, PIN
  83. United States Donna Bruton
  84. Australian Aboriginal Flag.svgAustralia Jukuja Dolly Snell PIN
  85. Uganda Catherine Odora Hoppers - not all Americans
  86. United States Sheléa - upgraded
  87. United States Zandria Robinson
  88. United States Lauren Michele Jackson
  89. United States Emily Brown Portwig
  90. United States Anne Mason Roberts - PIN
  91. United States Soraya Nadia McDonald
  92. United States Evette Dionne
  93. United States Mikaela Ulmer - PIN
  94. United States Leah Gaskin Fitchue - PIN

Did You Know features[edit]

New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

  • Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication

Outcomes (media)[edit]

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Press about the event[edit]

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