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Unsung pioneers of high tech

Original post made on Jan 31, 2009

Imagine if the first images of African-Americans that flashed in Palo Altans' minds were of venture capitalists and high-tech geniuses. That view would be accurate — and long overdue, according to historian and journalist John William Templeton.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 30, 2009, 11:02 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by carolyn brown digovich, a resident of Midtown
on Jan 31, 2009 at 10:59 am

Every student should see this exhibit.


Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Feb 2, 2009 at 4:12 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

The biggest sin of racism and sexism is that it denies society the benefit of the best efforts of everyone.


Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Feb 2, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

I believe a Black man named McCoy invented the drip oiler and, to differentiate it from the many imitations marketed it as "The Real McCoy" hence the phrase.


Posted by Dale Austin Jenkins, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Our family, with the Harrisons, Gees, Idas, Nakatas), along with the other families on and around Lawrence Lane, were among the first Non-Caucasion (except for the Stannards, Duvenecks, Lelers, and others great folks) to break the color line in 1952-53 Palo Alto. Check the archives of the PA Times for a Saturday article with us kids on a rocking horse, and you will add to the knowledge base.


Posted by Mark, a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 4, 2014 at 11:03 am

Hi there ,
I have read and understood what has been written ,but does anyone know how England got i it's national ee theme from because is named after an Egyptian pharaoh .


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