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About COMPUTER SCIENTISTS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

COMPUTER SCIENTISTS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, african diaspora COMPUTER SCIENTISTS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA J. McKeen Cattell (1913), owner and editor of Science, "There is not a single mulatto who has done creditable scientific work." In Mathematicians of the African Diaspora we presented excellent data to the contrary. Here we extend the material. During World War II in Europe African Americans were a mainstay of Teletype communications. Due to their experience with the Teletype equipment, African Americans subsequently became a mainstay in the evolving business computing industry. As the computer industry began to grow in the late 1950's and very early 1960's and become a credible and lucrative field of work, African Americans hit the glass ceiling, were bypassed on promotion, assigned to less visible positions, and frequently drummed out of the industry. These pages are dedicated to the one quarter of one percent (.25%) of computer scientists who are black.
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