Happy Friday! Today marks the twelfth day of 28 Days of Black Excellence created by VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Phillip highlights the work of Mark E. Dean, computer scientist and engineer, who helped develop a number of landmark technologies for IBM, including the color PC monitor and the first gigahertz chip. He holds three of the company’s original nine patents.
Our musical pairing is “Dream a Little Dream of Me” written by Andre Fabian, Kahn Gus, and Schwandt Wilbur, made popular by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
Mark E. Dean (1957-present)
Notable Achievements: Named an IBM fellow (the first African American ever to receive the honor), Black Engineer of the Year President’s Award, inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, member of the National Academy of Engineers.
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This episode of 28 Days of Black Excellence was sponsored by Coral Sampson and Judith Jaskowiak in memory of Blake Jaskowiak.
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