The Blacks at MIT History Project aims to inspire future leaders by documenting the experience of Blacks at MIT since 1861. Through research, publications, and film, the project works to advance the history of exceptional people as proof that diversity and excellence are strong partners.
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Archival Research & Book
We are researching and documenting the history of the black experience at MIT, 1861-present. A book initially title Search for Identity will present images and documents that identify and link key events and turning points in the history of blacks at MIT.
Filmed Oral History
These interviews explore the passion that MIT black tenured faculty have for their research, creative work, and teaching. The interviewees speak about the path that brought them to MIT, documenting their experience and encouraging young people who view the videos to aspire to a career in academia and research.
Interactive Web Experience
The website will build a living history through historical data, oral history interviews, and personal memories of black students, staff, and faculty at MIT. People will be able to upload and post historical data and first-person narratives, photographs, documents, and video.
Your support of this project will be appreciated!