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Re-surfacing Black Life in Charlottesville

When you search for black life in Charlottesville, or Central Virginia, on Wikipedia, you don't find much. A small note on segregation, the Unite the Right entry, but not much more. And there's a lot to know and that we should know. 

So we're hosting a public Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create more pages and information about black life in Charlottesville and central Virginia. We'll be using a variety of resources from Special Collections including copies of two local African American newspapers, the “Charlottesville Tribune” and the “Charlottesville Albemarle Tribune" to use as sources. This is an opportunity to not only learn how to edit Wikipedia but access some of the one-of-a-kind items that make up the collection. 

Wikipedia has been a popular source of information for a generation and continues to influence thought in all fields. By sharing information in Wikipedia we make information accessible to others and track it popularity. Come to socialize, share snacks, and to publish information that people will read. Feel free to ask any questions you have ever had about the encyclopedia.

Friday, November 30, 2018
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium of Harrison/Small
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Krystal Appiah, Molly Schwartzburg
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Krystal Appiah
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Maggie Nunley