THE BRONX - A Bronx app developer created a way to connect students' smartphones to historic black icons like Frederick Douglass.
Merrick Lee co-created one of the top-performing black history apps, Black History Tribute.
He compares it to a touchscreen textbook on African-American history and activism. It's become popular with students, especially at St. Raymond High School, where Lee once attended.
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He said his initial lack of knowledge about the civil rights movement inspired him to create the program.