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The Strong Gets Collection From Family of Video Game Pioneer

The Strong Gets Collection From Family of Video Game Pioneer

Rochester, NY -- The Strong museum says its International Center for the History of Electronic Games has received a significant donation.

The materials chronicle the contributions of the late Jerry Lawson, known as "father of the video game cartridge" and one of the first African American engineers in the world of electronics. The collection was donated by his family.

His work led to the Fairchild Channel F video game system, the first home console with removable game cartridges.

 

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