DC Emancipation Day Edit-a-thon

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

DC Emancipation Day Edit-a-thon

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act. On April 17, 2016, we will create and edit Wikipedia pages about the people central to this important event in the history of the District of Columbia.

The event will be held in the Dream Lab in Digital Commons on the first floor until 4:30 p.m. Historians, native Washingtonians, non-native Washingtonians, and supporters of Wikipedia, DC Public Library, and the DC Archives are welcome -- beginners and experts alike!

Please bring your own laptop if you have one; a small number of computers will be available to those who need them.

You can sign up and find out more information about the pages we'll be focusing on at the edit-a-thon's Wikipedia page.