Circle of students during die-in protest, 2019

Circle of students during die-in, 2019
Photo: Daniel Goodwin G/The Tech

Members of the MIT Black Students' Union, Black Graduate Student Association, and the Black Business Students Association joined in a circle to sing the "Black National Anthem" and "We Shall Overcome" during a die-in protest, Lobby 7, 4 February 2019.

The Black Students’ Union, Black Graduate Student Association, and Black Business Student Association protested and held a die-in Monday. Protesters laid on the floor in the area connecting Lobby 7 and the Infinite Corridor to represent those who have died as a result of police brutality...About 60 black undergraduate and graduate students participated in the protest and about 10 faculty and staff attended...The die-in lasted four minutes to symbolize how police left Brown’s body uncovered for four hours...Brown, an eighteen-year-old black man, was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014.

The Tech, 7 February 2019

Timeline: 2010s
Life: Black Business Students Association (BBSA)Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)Black Students' Union (BSU)
Career: Community
Object: Image
Collection: Activism, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Students