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Ninth grade students from KIPP DC College Preparatory joined together with IBM executives, from the Washington, D.C. metro area as well as leaders from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to celebrate the 100th anniversary of IBM’s founding on Wednesday.

KIPP DC College Preparatory students teamed together with IBMers to develop and submit personal stories of innovation, service, and heritage to the museum’s interactive and virtual exhibit – the National Memory Book Exhibit.

IBM workers worked with the students to create stories and compile them into a virtual memory book. The students wrote about their experiences living and growing up in the District of Columbia. The workers from IBM also mentored the students as well as talked with them about different topics.

Although the museum is not open, the National Memory Book Exhibit is available online to view as well as submit your own stories.

IBM Senior Vice President Rod Adkins was also there to celebrate the 100th anniversary of IBM’s founding with students from KIPP DC College Preparatory School.

– Krystyna Braxton

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