Submissions:2018/Using Wikipedia to document marginalized African American Communities

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Using Wikipedia to document marginalized African American Communities and histories
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Inclusion & Diversity

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Linda Fletcher

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AfroCrowd New York & WikiMedia New York City


This presentation is to share articles that I have written about historic African American communities and individuals. The presentation will discuss and show 6 to 8 examples of articles; P.W. Chavers early Chicago history and community building, Harlem Renaissance Ballroom and Casino, St Nick's Pub, Connie Williams (Trinidadian) history of early Caribbean immigrant, San Juan Hill New York City, Timbuctoo, New York, Guinea Town Settlement, Hyde Park, NY, Jitu Weusi - African American history struggles for community control of education in NYC 50 years ago.;Length of presentation: 30 minutes

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Lap top with Internet connect

Preferred room size

25 people

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