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Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
The entrance to the Center
When and Where
TimeSaturday, February 7, 2015
(noon 4:30/5pm)
City, StateNew York City, New York

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture held its first Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday February 7 2015, to contribute to articles on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign.

The Wikipedia training and Edit-a-thon took place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division with a following reception in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building.

For events in Brooklyn, Westchester, and elsewhere over the weekend, please see Wikipedia:Black WikiHistory Month.

Event informationEdit

  • Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue) between West 135th and 136th Streets, Harlem, New York
  • Community Partners: Wireless Harlem & West Harlem Art Fund

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

If you have a laptop, please bring it with you!


Sign upEdit

Register for the event on Eventbrite if you plan to attend in-person. If you are able, please also add your Wikipedia username to the appropriate 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.


Possible attendeesEdit

  • You would be of great help as an experienced Wikipedia editor! Please join us :)--Pharos (talk) 23:42, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • If you don't have a laptop, I think it's possible to borrow a laptop (maybe more than 1) for the day kosboot (talk) 21:42, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Depends on my employment search. Bearian (talk) 15:44, 29 January 2015 (UTC)


  • Wish I could go, but I can't that day. I hope to see everyone some other time. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 17:51, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Wish I could attend! kosboot (talk) 19:29, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I will be at the Brooklyn event on Saturday DGG ( talk ) 19:58, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry I can't participate -- it looks like a great event! -- Erika BrillLyle (talk) 18:25, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry I cannot be at the event in person! I am following developments from this page. Great resources posted and exciting contributions so far! Vaparedes (talk) 19:40, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

List of Articles Created or ImprovedEdit



List of articles to editEdit

Below is a list of articles that would benefit from edits and expansion during the edit-a-thon.

Struggling with a difficult edit

Need to be createdEdit



See also pages relating to the Harlem Renaissance

Other lists with articles that need to be createdEdit


"Stubs" - very short articles in need of expansion:

Languages other than EnglishEdit

  • You can also contribute in Wikipedia language editions in Spanish, French, Haitian Creole, Yoruba, Garifuna and other languages!

For further inspirationEdit


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