Tag: Ebony

Black scientists repeatedly omitted from history books, but not from ‘Ebony’

IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (Annals), published by the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), takes an in-depth look at how Black scientists suffer “almost complete invisibility in most of the history of computing literature.”

R. Arvid Nelsen’s “Race and Computing: The Problem of Sources, the Potential of Prosopography, and the Lesson of Ebony Magazine,” is level setting history and correcting the “whiteness” of historical records. Nelsen’s findings come in the wake of the film, Hidden Figures.

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