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Highlighting Black Technologists in Observance of BHM

  • 1.  Highlighting Black Technologists in Observance of BHM

    Posted 02-12-2021 09:45 AM
    Edited by Jiell Richardson 02-16-2021 08:41 AM
    Happy Friday,

    In honor of Black History Month, I thought I'd share with the group a few stories of Black tech pioneers. Feel free to reply with additions (knowledge is power, as is a good trivia arsenal ☺️). Also, Happy Chinese New Year for those celebrating!

    Joseph Thompson (b. 1933), an original operator of MIT's Whirlwind computer ⚙️
    Read his story
    Listen to his story

    Roy Clay, Sr. (b. 1929), the "Godfather of Silicon Valley" 🌴
    Listen to his story

    Marsha Rhea Williams (b. 1948), the earliest African-American, female PhD in Comp Sci 🎓
    Read her story

    Mark Dean (b. 1957), co-inventor of the PC 🖥️
    Read his story

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Jiell Richardson
    Associate Website Specialist
    National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
    Washington DC