Table of contents for The black digital elite : African American leaders of the information revolution / John T. Barber.

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INTRODUCTION	1
PART I:	SCIENTISTS AND INNOVATORS	 6
CHAPTER 1:	ROY L. CLAY SR.	9
	Contributions to the Information Revolution 	9
	The Information Revolution and African Americans	13
	Biography	15
CHAPTER 2:	DR. CLARENCE ELLIS 	21
Contributions to the Information Revolution	21
The Information Revolution and Blacks	24
Biography	26
CHAPTER 3:	DR. MARK DEAN 	33
		Creating the First Personal Computer at IBM	33
		Making Computers Run Faster	34
		African Americans and the Information Age	37
		Biography	39
CHAPTER 4:	DR. PHILLIP EMEAGWALI	44	
	Great Mind of the Information Age	44
	A Father of the Internet	46
	African Americans and the Information Age	47
	Biography	50
PART II:	POLICY MAKERS AND POWER BROKERS	55
CHAPTER 5:	RONALD H. BROWN	58
	Drafting the Blueprint for the Information Infrastructure	58
	Building a Global Network of Networks	61
	Ensuring Access for African Americans	62
	Biography	63
CHAPTER 6:	LARRY IRVING	68
	Building the Information Highways	68
	Discovering the Digital Divide	71
	Taking It to the Street	71
	Biography	73
CHAPTER 7:	CONGRESSMAN BOBBY L. RUSH	79
	Writing Legislation for the Information Age	79
	Wiring the Schools for the Internet	80
		Providing Opportunity for African Americans	82
		Biography	83	
CHAPTER 8:	CONGRESSMAN EDOLPHUS "ED" TOWNS	91
	Bringing Economic Benefits of Technology to the Black Community	91
	Closing Technology Gaps at HBCU's	94
		Biography	95
CHAPTER 9:	CONGRESSMAN ALBERT R. WYNN	102
	Overhauling Policy for the Information Age	102
	Reforming Internet Policy	104
	Providing Technology to African Americans	105
	Biography	105
CHAPTER 10:	WILLIAM KENNARD	111
	Being First at the FCC	111
	Closing the Digital Divide Fighting for the E Rate	112
	African Americans and the Digital Age	113
	Biography	114
CHAPTER 11:	MICHAEL POWELL	120
	Managing the Digital Broadband Migration	120
	Changing the Rules of the Game	121
	African Americans and the Information Age	122
	Biography	125
CHAPTER 12:	REVEREND JESSE L. JACKSON, SR.	130
	Pushing Beyond Government Policies and Programs	130
	Closing the Divide in Silicon Valley	131
	Beginning the Fourth Stage of the Civil Rights Movement	133
	Biography	136
PART III:	 EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS	143
CHAPTER 13:	DR. JOHN B. SLAUGHTER	146
	Educating the Future Leaders of the Information Revolution	146
	Excellence and Equity	149
	Digitizing the US Navy	150
	From Engineer to Academic Administrator	152
	Biography	153
CHAPTER 14:	DEAN LABARON WOODYARD	160
	Building a Network for Higher Education	160 
	African Americans and the Future	164
	Biography	166
CHAPTER 15:	DR. DHYANA ZIEGLER	170
	Removing the Digital Divide in Florida	171
	Preparing African Americans for the Information Age	174
	Biography	176
PART IV:	 CYBER COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS	182
CHAPTER16:	DR. ALAN SHAW	185
	Neighborhoods are Still Important in a Digital World	185
	Future Empowerment of Black Neighborhoods	191
	Biography	193
CHAPTER17:	DR. JABARI SIMAMA	199
	Building the Information City	199
	Moving from Digital Access to Digital Literacy	203
	Biography	204
CHAPTER 18:	DR. ABDUL ALKALIMAT	212
	Linking the Information Age to the Black Studies Movement	212
Cyberspace Advances the Agenda for Progress of 
African Americans	216
	Biography	218
PART V:	MASTERS OF THE WORLDWIDE WEB 	224
CHAPTER 19:	ART MCGEE	227
	Identifying a Unique African American Cyberspace	227
	Digital Activism	229
	Using Technology for Liberation	230
	Biography	232
CHAPTER 20:	E. DAVID ELLINGTON	237
	Occupying the First Business Space in Cyberspace	237
	Using Technology for Wealth Building	240
	Biography	241
CHAPTER 21:	DON ROJAS	246
	Bringing News to the Black World Via the Internet 	246
	The New Paradigm for Blacks and Technology	247
	Pioneering Black Internet Radio	249
	Biography	250
CHAPTER 22:	KENN TURNER	255
	Saving the Black Dot Coms	255
	Merging Africana.com and Black Voice at AOL	258
	Expanding Black Participation on the Internet	259
	Biography	261
PART VI:	CEOS, ENTREPRENEURS, AND BIG MONEYMAKERS	265
CHAPTER 23:	RICHARD PARSONS	268
	Merging the Old Media With the New	268
	Reviving a Media Giant	269
	Focusing on Performance Instead of Race	270
	Biography	272
CHAPTER 24:	JOHN W. THOMPSON	277
	Becoming the Best Executive in Silicon Valley	277 
	Securing the Nations Information Infrastructure	279
	African Americans and Success in the Information Age	280
	Biography	282
CHAPTER 25:	ROBERT L. JOHNSON	286
	Putting Corporate Power into the Black Internet	286
	Capitalizing on Digital Cable 	287
The Internet is Just Another Way for Black People to Communicate	288
	Biography	290
CHAPTER 26:	NOAH SAMARA	297
	Bringing the Digital Revolution to the Third World	297
	Building the Infrastructure	298
	Serving the Information Have Nots	300
	Biography	302

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

African American leadership.
Elite (Social sciences) -- United States.
African American scientists -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Information technology -- Social aspects -- United States.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-.
African Americans -- Economic conditions.
Information society -- United States.