Improve Wikipedia articles on Black history and culture- new contributors and voices are especially encouraged to join!
The Schomburg Center, working with AfroCROWD (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/AfroCrowd), is hosting a successor to last year's Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, to contribute to articles on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Black_WikiHistory_Month)outreach campaign.
Held in coordination with the Schomburg's #BlackPower50 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlackPower50) initiative marking the historical anniversary of the movement.
For the first time, via video link, we will also unite with Wikipedia editors in Africa editing alongside us for Black History Month.
The Wikipedia training and Edit-a-thon will be held in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division on the C-level (lower level).
Stay for the entire afternoon or drop in any time between 12 pm and 5 pm.
Bring your own laptop if possible. Laptops will also be available to check out with your NYPL library card. Schomburg librarians will be on hand to provide information and instruction on using our rich research collections.
Bring all your extra languages and mother tongues as Wikipedia comes in 295 languages, including many spoken in Africa and the African diaspora. We will have projects dedicated to translation in the context of Wiki Loves Women and Wiki Loves Africa.
Volunteer Wikipedians will also be present to provide support and instruction on editing Wikipedia. Advanced wiki editing skills not required. Passion for Black history and culture is highly recommended!
A reception will follow the event at 5:00 pm
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