Join us at the Schomburg Center this Saturday, Feb 16th for the Black New York Black History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

Join us at the Schomburg Center this Saturday, Feb 16th for the Black New York Black History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!​

This Saturday!

Click here to sign up! Free and open to all and all languages.

The Schomburg Center, working with AfroCROWD, is proud to host Black New York Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, our fifth-year initiative in which we invite members of the community and the general public to edit and contribute content related to Black history and culture on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign.

This year we will focus especially on Black New York, past and present, adding notable figures and places whose content is incomplete or completely missing from Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia written collaboratively by the people who use it (i.e. crowdsourced). At this event, you will learn how Wikipedia works and how to add content to it. You will also have access to the rich resources of the Schomburg library and assistance from volunteer Wikipedians, the experts, who will provide support and instruction on working in Wikipedia.

This 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 Court Level (lower level) of the Schomburg Center. Stay for the entire afternoon or drop in any time between 12pm and 5pm.

 

Bring your own laptop, if possible. Laptops will also be available to check out with your NYPL library card on a first come, first serve basis.

Advanced wiki editing skills not required.

Passion for Black history and culture is highly recommended!

IMPORTANT TIP: If you're new to Wikipedia, check out the Beginner's guide to Wikipedia and make sure to create an account before Feb. 16th so you can get started right away.

 

GUESTS

Please note that there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

PRESS 
Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at ayofemikirby@nypl.org. Professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.