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Clyde W. Ford: Think Black

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Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill
Tues Oct 15, 7 pm

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This prizewinning author will read from his new book about his father, John Stanley Ford, who became the first black software engineer at IBM in 1947 and had to weather his white coworkers' harassment and cruelty. Ford (junior) reflects on the cost of enduring a racist environment for both John Stanley Ford and his family, and delves into "how his hiring was meant to distract from IBM’s dubious business practices including its involvement in the Holocaust, eugenics, and apartheid."

Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
206-624-6600
http://elliottbaybook.com

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