Black Lunch Table
The Black Lunch Table (BLT) is a project focused on the lives and work of black artists. BLT project is aimed at addressing the racial and gender bias on Wikipedia by encouraging Wikipedia articles about African American artists. The BLT brings people together through dialogues about the writing, recording, and promoting inclusive art history.
Wikipedia estimates that 77% of their editors are white and 91% of their editors are men. Our work shifts this demographic and empowers people to write their own history.
This maiden edition for Igbo Wikimedians User Group organised in collaboration with BLT is an event to celebrate Black History Month. For the contributions of African Americans to be seen or heard, Black History Month was established. It honors all Black people of United States in history and contemporary, from the enslaved people first brought over from Africa in the early 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today.
Among the notable figures often spotlighted during Black History Month are Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who fought for equal rights for Blacks during the 1950s and ’60s; Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1967; Mae Jemison, who became the first female African-American astronaut to travel to space in 1992; and Barrack Obama, who was elected the first-ever African-American president of the United States in 2008.
Editathon (in-person) 1: 24th May 2022
Editathon (in-person) 2: 16th July 2022
Online launch: 3rd June 2022
Online Contest: 4th June – 4th July 2022
Physical event, Awka
During editathon event in Awka, Anambra State
BLT Editathon event
Physical Event, Owerri
Alvan Wiki Fan Club BLT Event Participants
Participant of the BLT Translate-a-thon event in Owerri, Imo State
Alvan Wiki Fan Club BLT in-person Translate-a-thon event
A Picture-Speaks of the Alvan Wiki Fan Club BLT event
Screenshot of online launch
Screenshot of online launch 2