Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity of people.
Diversity of thought.
A smarter planet for everyone.


Time clock production, Endicott, New York, 1917
Time clock production at
Endicott, New York, 1917.

A legacy of Inclusion

IBM begin a legacy of inclusion, widening its view of the world ahead of diversity advances yet to come in our nation's history.


Idaho and Wyoming admitted to the Union as the 43rd and 44th states.

Eleventh Census of the United States. Common questions: number of years in the United States (for all foreign - born adult males); whether naturalization papers have been taken out (for all foreign - born adult males); ability to speak English (for all persons 10 years and older).

1892, 1893, 1902

U.S. enacts Chinese Exclusion Laws.


Utah admitted to the Union as the 45th state.


Maggie Lena Walker becomes the first U.S. African American bank president, at St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, Virginia.

First successful flight by the Wright Brothers.


Publication begins of the Chicago Defender, the first great African American newspaper. By 1929, circulation reaches 250,000.

Einstein introduces theory of relativity.


Oklahoma admitted to the Union as the 46th state.


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.