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Black History Month Spotlight - Mark Dean

Black History Month Spotlight - Mark Dean

(Photos: ©risingafrica.org)

Mark Dean - Computer engineer, scientist, and inventor

Dr. Mark Dean co-created the IBM personal computer in 1981—helping to modernize the computers many of us use today in homes, schools, and offices. Dean holds three of the nine patents that IBM received  for its orginal personal computer. Dean also helped develop the first color PC monitor and the first gigahertz computer processor chip which sped up the computer. Because of his trailblazing work, he became the first Black person to be named an IBM fellow in 1999—the highest honor given to a person for technology contributions to the company.

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To read more about Mark Dean — Check out these links below:

https://www.risingafrica.org/success-stories/technology-and-innovation/science_technology/mark-dean-designed-the-first-ibm-pc-while-breaking-racial-barriers/
https://www.biography.com/inventor/mark-dean