Question to MIT, 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.