MIT Forum for Equity: MIT and Slavery (2020)
Presented by the MIT Alumni Association, the Forum for Equity aims to engage alumni through thoughtful online conversations that help educate, inform, and examine the problems focused on social justice and help to catalyze change in our communities and in the world.
In this interactive forum from October 1, 2020, Professor Craig Wilder and a panel of students share highlights from their recent and ongoing research on the relationships between slavery and the founding of MIT and other scientific and engineering institutions. Participants gained a greater appreciation of this research initiative launched in 2018 and insights into the development of the current two-course curriculum within the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.
Craig Wilder, Barton L. Weller Professor of History
Alaisha Alexander '18, Graduate student, Stanford University
Danielle Geathers, Course 2 undergraduate and President, MIT Undergraduate Association
Kelvin Green II, Course 8 undergraduate
Clare Kim PhD '19
Charlotte Minsky '20, Forthcoming graduate student, University of Cambridge
Joe McGonegal, Director of Alumni Education, MIT