An endeavor like the Blacks at MIT History Project welcomes input from all walks of life. Our mission is to weave a continuous living fabric of moments that reveal the genius of individuals working in the sciences, engineering, and other disciplines for which the Institute is known.
We are especially grateful for the full support of this project from current MIT president L. Rafael Reif and two previous presidents in memoriam, Charles M. Vest and Paul E. Gray. Current MIT provost Martin A. Schmidt and staff have also provided invaluable support. BAMIT membership has and continues to enthusiastically support the project’s goals by providing capital resources, time, and advice. In this regard, we are respectfully thankful for Reginald Van Lee and Shirley A. Jackson, who serve as the project’s senior advisors.
MIT has created an account to which individuals, companies, and others may donate funds that will go directly toward web-archive maintenance and research costs. To make a donation, please visit the MIT Black History Project Capital Giving Fund [#3839050].
We invite the MIT community and our extended family to look in your personal and professional collections for relevant materials related to your own experience at the Institute. The MIT Black History Project welcomes artifacts, photos, audio, video, documents, publications, and brief original narratives. Materials compiled for the project will form the nucleus of a permanent, ongoing resource for general reference and research on the black experience at MIT and in higher education, for future scholarly work, for policy studies, and for a variety of curricular and educational projects. If you have an important item you believe the project should consider for its collection, please contact us or fill out the form below.