A Black Man Developed the First Cartridge Video Game Console | Jerry Lawson
This short black history documentary profiles African-American inventor Gerald “Jerry” Lawson, who was the chief hardware engineer and director of engineering and marketing for Fairchild Semiconductors’s video game division. Lawson led the development of the Fairchild Channel F, which was released in 1976. The Channel F was the first video game console designed to use cartridges, called “Videocarts”. Jerry Lawson was the only black video game developer in the early history of Silicon Valley.
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