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Black Arts Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
April 19, 5-7 pm
Classroom Wing 112

Help make history!! Join the Edit-a-Thon in honor of 6 Black artists whose artwork is now part of the Binghamton University Art Museum’s collections. Help grow their Wikipedia pages to tell the world about their work!

Sherman Beck
Loretta Pettway Bennett
Latoya Hobbs
Howardena Pindell
Alison Saar
Ed Wilson

Food and drinks will be provided! No Wiki-editing experience is necessary! Bring your laptop! * – additional laptops will be available to use during the event. 


“When cis and trans women, non-binary people, Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities are not represented in the writing and editing on the tenth-most-visited site in the world, information about people like us gets skewed and misrepresented. The stories get mistold. We lose out on real history.”



Before the event:

  1. Create a Wikipedia account:
    1. Go to Wikipedia’s main page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page 
    2. In the top, right hand corner, click “create account.”
    3. Create a username and password. 
    4. Enter your email, if desired.
    5. Complete the CAPTCHA security check.
    6. Click create your account, and you are ready to participate! 
  2. Pre-register for the Edit-a-Thon: https://tinyurl.com/BUAM-Wiki 

This is a collaboration between the Binghamton University Art Museum, Black Women and Creativity in the 1960s & 1970s, and the BU Libraries.

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