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Georgetown Slavery Archive Editing Workshop

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Georgetown University-Lauinger Library

Lauinger Library-Murray Room (5th floor) - ID required for entry

3700 O Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20057

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Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for visitors who want to learn more about a variety of topics.

In 1838, Jesuit priests sold 272 enslaved people who worked on Jesuit plantations in Southern Maryland. Proceeds from the sale were used to pay a portion of Georgetown University's debts. The Georgetown Slavery Archive was established in 2016 to maintain and share materials related to slavery and the 1838 sale. We will use these materials to edit and create relevant Wikipedia articles. New editors are welcome. Training will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided. Please bring ID.

Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing info@wikimediadc.org.

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Georgetown University-Lauinger Library

Lauinger Library-Murray Room (5th floor) - ID required for entry

3700 O Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20057

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