Question to MIT, 1968

Question to MIT, 1968
Courtesy MIT Museum

Exhibit near the MIT Student Center, 1968

Question posed to MIT

Should MIT change its admission and curriculum policy so that a great many more black students can come here? (There are now 22 American Black undergraduates at MIT [out of a] total of 3860)

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
Department: Administration
Career: Education
Object: Photograph
Collection: Activism, Critical Mass 1955-1968, Data, Exhibits, Recruitment, Students