MLK exhibit: writing on the wall, 1968

MLK exhibit: writing on the wall, 1968
Courtesy MIT Museum

A man writes on an MLK exhibit poster at the Student Center: "Yes'm, how many deaths will it take till...", 1968.

The assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and President John F. Kennedy in 1968 sparked new initiatives towards making MIT a more equitable community. That year saw the formation of the Black Students' Union and Project Interphase, a summer program for incoming minority freshman.

Timeline: 1960s
Career: Arts & HumanitiesCommunityEducation
Object: Photograph
Collection: Activism, Critical Mass 1955-1968, Exhibits, Martin Luther King, Jr., Technique Yearbook