Memorial Baptist Church Technical Center Zion Baptist Church Whitaker Center
New First Baptist Technical CenterRosenwald Community Development, Inc Perquimans County Learning Center

Of the Americans who have used the Internet, only six percent are Black. In households with incomes below $40,000 a year, Whites are six times more likely than Blacks to have access to the World Wide Web.

North Carolina and Virginia Community Technology Centers joined together as the Black community united in churches across the country to focus Black families on the urgent need for their technological development. During this entire week, organizations nationwide hosted activities highlighting the field of technology. These events increased the awareness of technology and the fact that as Black people, we must be part of the fastest moving industry of all time.

During Black Family Technology Week the Black community educated themselves to become aware of the possibilities that exist for individual and community empowerment through technology. Technology centers strove to make technology a household word and highlight the positive role models in this field. They celebrated those who had gone before them in the field of technology and those who are yet to come.

Information on past events can be found at:

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Contact Information

  • Memorial Missionary Baptist Church Technology Center
    Dr. Roosevelt Askew, II
    704 Caldwell Street
    PO Box 2191
    Elizabeth City, NC 27909
    (252) 335-0105
    email: raskew@mail.ecsu.ed

  • Whitaker Technology Center
    Zion Baptist Church
    Clarine Roberts
    527 Green Street
    Portsmouth, Virginia
    (757) 397-1671
  • Taylorsville Technology Center
    Warren Curry
    New First Baptist Technical Center
    2720 Turnpike Road
    Portsmouth, Virginia 23707
    (757) 399-6730
  • Rosenwald Community Center
    Jacob Mitchell and Melvin Mitchell
    1339 North 343
    South Mills, NC 27976
    (252) 771-5392
    (252) 771-5318
  • Perquimans County Learning Center
    Chenay Coston and Monica Valentine
    PO Box 130
    Winfall, NC 27985
    (252) 426-1442