Ben Moultrie and W. Ahmad Salih, 1971
Financial-aid administrator Benjamin F. Moultrie MBA ’76 provided much needed financial support for black MIT students in the early 1970’s. Aero-astro major and student activist Waayl Ahmad Salih '72, SM '74 was an early member of the Black Students' Union who later became a physician.
One of the most important efforts undertaken by the MIT administration during the late 1960s focused on developing opportunities, both educational and professional, for women, for African-American students, and for members of other minority groups. MIT started minority recruitment activities in 1968 by creating the faculty and student Task Force on Educational Opportunity, with Paul E. Gray '54, SM '55, ScD '60 (MIT president, 1980-90) as its chairman from 1968 to 1973.
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