Who: Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales
When:3:30 Wednesday October 5
Where: 209 Manning Hall
What: A talk about the world’s most popular encyclopedia and news source,
Wikipedia and Wikinews by the man who invented and sustains them.
School of Information and Library Science
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Scholarly Communications Working Group
Poster in PDF form here (with new location)
The lecture focuses on a 1940 raid of an Oklahoma City bookstore by police officers, who confiscated more than 7,000 books and arrested 16 people. Oklahoma officials then put the books on trial, and prosecuted and sentenced four of those arrested to ten years in prison and fines of $5,000.
The Wiegands will present the previously untold story of the trials, the public book burning and the appeals process that was ultimately used to reverse the decisions