Consider this idea for your public lending catalog.
Review the book Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, from the Afronet and Black Lives Matter. Its a good read for software coders, STEM camps, teen geeks, Youtube stars in the making, social media gatekeepers, venture funds, community activists, MBA students, entrepreneurs, people who like to write, creatives, graphic designers, website makers and more!
You’ll discover the hidden figures working as Black software engineers and Internet pioneers in our time. See press clips and contacts for Oxford University Press. Thanks for considering it.
“A poetic tour de force. By amplifying black voices and their stories, McIlwain peels back a layer of overwritten history to reveal how technology and race have always been entwined. This book’s rhythmic drumbeat and call to action will energize your soul.” — danah boyd, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research and Founder of Data and Society
“McIlwain has written the first digital history book that explains in crystal clear terms eactly how Big Tech came to be an engine for inequality. Black Software is an utterly fascinating, painstakingly researched origin story of black cyberculture…It will change the way you think about computers, fairness, racial identity, and America as a technological nation.” — Lisa Nakamura, Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor and Director the Digital Studies Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
“Black Software imaginatively reprograms late twentieth-century digital history with a revelatory account of the black men and women who are its hidden figures. Unsung innovator are recovered as the forerunners of #BlackLivesMatter, #BlackTwitter, and #MeToo in this detailed, creative and crucial rendering of the tech communities that-against both the odds and countervailing forces-inspired today’s hashtag politics.” — Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study
“Black Software is one of the most moving and important books about the history of digital culture and politics in the United States. Charlton McIlwain tells stirring stories of those who moved the world a bit closer to racial justice and relates broad account of the social and political forces that worked against the interests of African Americans.” — Siva Vaidhyanatha, author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy