Saturday, September 1, 2012

OURstory: Blacks Who Made Technology History in the Silicon Valley

Soulclap to Black Digerati for pointing out an important part of the Digital Revolution that has been left untold. Technology historian John William Templeton shares OURstory in the form of a documentary called 'Freedom Riders'. This documentary chronicles prominent African American Silicon Valley technologists from the 1950s and 1960s.

Roy Clay Sr., Dr. Frank Green and the late Ron Jones were inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame in 2003. This video shows these men being honored earlier this year for their accomplishments in an exhibit (created by John William Templeton) at the Palo Alto City Hall.

Props to Black Digerati and Bro. Templeton for sharing the soul of technology with us. Are there other aspects of OURstory that have been left out of his-story?

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