Wikipedia:Black WikiHistory Month
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Black WikiHistory Month is a wiki-coordinated program of article writing, image/picture creating, events and edit-a-thons focused on Black history in the United States and worldwide, working with WikiProject African diaspora and related projects. In February 2015 BHM was being celebrated for the first time in the USA in association with the United States' Black History Month.
- Wikipedia:Meetup/Black_Lunch_Table/MiA: BLT @ Twin Cities arts edit-a-thon, Minneapolis & St.Paul, MN (online) Feb 6th, 2021
- Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Black in Genetics with Genspace (online) Feb 11th, 2021, editing through Feb 25th
- Where: Online! But registration is required.
- Wikipedia:Meetup/Black_Lunch_Table/CAA_editathon_2021: BLT @ CAA, NY, NY (online) Feb 13th, 2021
- African Americans in STEM edit-a-thon: Washington DC, Sun Feb 21, 2021 and during the ensuing week
- Wikipedia:Meetup/Connecticut/BIPOC-In-The Built - February 22-28, 2021
- Wikipedia:Meetup/UKY/BlackLivesMatter2021: Lexington, KY (virtually/online) on Thursday, February 25, 2021
- Black Wiki History Month 2021 at New York's Schomburg Center Online with NYU Los Angeles, ImageNation Cinema and AfroCROWD. Guest speaker: ImageNation Cinema Founder Moikgantsi Kgama 10:30 AM - 2 PM PST / 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
- Writing Black History of the Pacific Northwest into Wikipedia Editathon 2021 with Oregon State University, Education Opportunities Program and AfroCROWD. Guest speaker: Spelman College's Alexandria Lockett 1:00-5:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST on Friday, February 26, 2021.
- Black History Month Nigeria 2021 - Celebrating Women Leaders of Africa's Diaspora with Wikimedia Nigeria and African Women On Board. and AfroCROWD. Guest speaker: Author Lola Akinmade Åkerström 17:30 - 20:00 PM UTC / 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST on Saturday, February 27, 2021.
- Wikipedia:Meetup/Black_Lunch_Table/RutgersFeb2021:BLT Black History Everyday edit-a-thon, New Brunswick, NJ(online)Feb 28th, 2021
- Wikipedia:Meetup/Toronto/Black History Edit-A-Thon (February 2021): Toronto, ON, Canada (online) through February 2021. See event page for facilitated drop-in schedule.
Since February 2015, AfroCROWD has pursued a monthly series of editathons.
Other events in past years:
- Unforgetting 7 @ EOB, Los Angeles
- Africa Collection Editathon @ WM DC
- April 2014 Colored Conventions @ University of Delaware
- Chicago 5 @ Chicago
Resources for OrganizersEdit
- "Learning to work with Wikipedia: New Pages Patrol and how to create new Wikipedia articles that will stick" by Adrianne Wadewitz. HASTAC.
- Hour-long Wikipedia editing tutorial by FemTechNet.
- Wikipedia:Training/For students is a good intro to editing.
Wikipedia has a limit on the number of accounts that can be created in a day at one IP address. Encourage attendees of your event to register on Wikipedia prior to coming. Reach out to an administrator via the artandfeminism-organize googlegroups.com email list to get Account Creator permissions prior to your event.
- 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
- Smith, Jada F. (February 19, 2015). "Howard University Fills in Wikipedia's Gaps in Black History". The New York Times.
- "For Blacks, New Afrocrowd Initiative Offers Opportunity to Tell Stories." Our Time Press.
- "Can ‘Black Wikipedia’ Take Off Like ‘Black Twitter’?" ColorLines.
- Black Digital Empowerment Through AfroCROWD workshops," Black Star News.
- AfroCrowd: The Black Wikipedia For People of African Descent
- Dowell, Megan. "Wikipedia a guide on editing and contributing to Wikipedia on FEB 20, 2019". Edit-a-Thons @ CU. Carroll University. Retrieved 20 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)