Black History Spotlight: James E. West

Have you ever talked on the telephone, or sung Karaoke for that matter? Well, I’ll just assume you have – and we ALL can thank Dr. West for developing a microphone technology that’s used in over 90% of microphones in use today, including in telephones. A 40-year veteran of Bell Labs, he holds numerous patents, and also has dedicated himself to encourage more people of color to get involved in science-related fields.

See more at: http://blog.whitepages.com/black-history-month-tech-inventors-who-shaped-the-modern-world/#sthash.I6mIoOOM.dpuf

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