MLK Day March, 1975

MLK Day March, 1975
Photo: Calvin Campbell/MIT News Office, Courtesy MIT Museum

MIT's first MLK Day march at the Student Center, 1975

In April of 1968, MIT cancelled classes to join the nation in mourning the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. MIT began its annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1975, seven years after his assassination. Martin Luther King Day became a designated Institute holiday in 1976, a decade before its first official observance as a federal holiday.

Timeline: 1970s
Career: Community
Object: Image
Collection: Clarence G. Wiliams, Integration and Differentiation 1969-1994, Martin Luther King, Jr.