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.
SuperComputing, what is it?
few black computer scientists
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