When you see yourself in the past you will be assured that you have a future

The Silicon Valley Black Project Produced:

A PLACE AT THE TABLE

THE STORY OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PIONEERS OF SILICON VALLEY

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WHEN YOU SEE YOUR SELF IN THE PAST, YOU ARE ASSURED OF YOUR FUTURE.

a documentary meant to inform and instruct those individuals interested in knowing history.  A place was earned for the young people today to thrive.

available for rental on vimeo & on demand

Educators available for purchase or rental


The story of the African American Pioneers of Silicon Valley

 

The silicon valley black project's film provides the message of how African Americans provided "A Place at The Table" for those that came from all over the nation to participate in the development of silicon valley. Corporate leaders and Historically Black Educational Institutions worked hand in hand to prepare the newcomers to a developing technology.  All at a time when there were no patents, intellectual property rights or copy write laws to protect their work.

 

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Dr. Mark Dean Phd, designed the original IBM PC.

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Michael Beasley, chairman of rocket software and former IBM executive, believes that education gives you an advantage.

 

Two years in the making “A Place at the Table” is a documentary that fills in the blanks where African Americans were forgotten or hidden from view.

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The story of the African American contribution to Silicon Valley should be shared with the young and old that are seeking careers in high tech.  We have a rich history that must be shared.  When you are confident that your people were part of the creation of an era you are most likely see your future as being much brighter and promising.  



The silicon Valley Black Project is preparing to produce another documentary that will further explore the contributions of African Americans in silicon valley.

Help me create our digital history with a contribution to the continued research and filming by the silicon valley black project.

“Who stands on their shoulders?

your contribution can help answer that question.

 
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September premiere San Jose City College

At the Premiere of "A Place at the Table" at San Jose City College, sitting in the center is Roy L. Clay founder of the first computer division of Hewlett Packard. Before there was a desktop computer or a laptop there was Roy L. Clay.  Roy was the first hire for Hewlett and Packard; they created a job for him and he created their first computer division. 

From left to right, Michael Beasley, John Hill, Bev Walker, Mattie Hill, Vanessa Williams, Janie Jensen, Rodney Clay, Kathy Cotton, Al Cotton, Rick Isom and Pam Isom.  

Available to rent on Vimeo & On Demand for 72 hours 

 


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