Diversity and Inclusion

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


Alfonso Arruiza
Alfonso Arruiza.

Diversity Deepens

As the mix of the workplace changes, IBM continues its efforts to make working with all people a reality.


Barbara Jordan and Andrew Young become the first modern African American congressional representatives from the Deep South — Jordan from Texas, Young from Georgia.


In Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion.

American Indian Movement (AIM) occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

The Rehabilitation Act prohibits federal agencies and their grantees and contractors from discriminating against people based on disability.

Roberto Clemente becomes the first Puerto Rican inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The U.S. Defense Department initiates a research program to investigate methods of linking computer networks, and the groundwork for the Internet is laid.


President Nixon resigns.


Saigon falls to the North Vietnamese, ending the Vietnam War.

Passage of the Indian Self - Determination Act, which empowers Native American tribes and provides major funding for economic and health programs.


Soweto uprising occurs in South Africa.


Harvey Milk is elected to the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco and becomes the first openly gay elected official in U.S. history.


Three Mile Island nuclear accident takes place in Pennsylvania.