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A Conversation with Professor Clyde Ford

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
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Technology, the Holocaust, and Human Rights

With Professor Clyde Ford, author of Think Black

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 12 PM PST

Technology, the Holocaust, and Human Rights

With Professor Clyde Ford, author of Think Black.  THINK BLACK  (HarperCollins, Sept. 2019), began as a memoir about Clyde Ford’s father, John Stanley Ford, the first Black software engineer in America. But it soon became something much more, after his editor asked him to investigate his father’s relationship with Thomas J. Watson, the founder of IBM.

Clyde Ford went in search of an answer. Ford was shocked and deeply disturbed, to uncover IBM’s central role in eugenics, the Holocaust, apartheid, and racial profiling through facial recognition. What began as a story about his father, soon enlarged into a cautionary tale about the dark side of high technology and recommendation about what must change.

Clyde W. Ford is an award-winning author of 12 works of fiction and non-fiction. He’s also a psychotherapist, mythologist, and sought-after public speaker. Clyde’s the recipient of the 2006 Zora Neale Hurston-Richard Wright Award in African American Literature. He’s been a featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, National Public Radio, and numerous television and radio programs. Clyde lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Cultivating Black Brilliance is what we do.

This program is presented in partnership with LANGSTON and Holocaust Center for Humanity’s Lunch-and-Learn series. Since 1989, the Holocaust Center for Humanity has taught the history of the Holocaust so that our local survivors, their families, and millions of other victims will not be forgotten, and their stories would inspire positive action. Through education, events, field trips, museum visits, and community programs, the Holocaust Center for Humanity remains dedicated to its responsibility to fight hate by educating students, teachers, and the general public about the dangers of intolerance and the difference each one of us can make.

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Date: November 17, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event CategoryVirtual
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