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Headline in The Tech, 9 Apr 1968

Headline in The Tech, 9 Apr 1968


 

9 April 1968

MIT joined the nation in mourning the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, holding a special memorial service held at noon on Friday in Kresge. Classes were cancelled in order to pay tribute and to allow students to attend special seminars dealing with the problems he attempted to solve during his lifetime. Hastily organized by an ad hoc group of faculty, students, and members of the administration, the program consisted principally of readings from Dr. King's writings. READ MORE

Dr. King’s name appears regularly in issues of MIT's The Tech in the 1960s:

The archives at the King Center museum include two letters to King from the MIT/Harvard Joint Center for Urban Studies that discuss the center’s Social Statistics in the City conference that took place in June 1967.

According to a video by MIT Productions, King’s death directly led to, among other endeavors, the formation of the MIT Black Students’ Union and the creation of Interphase (now Interphase EDGE), a 7-week summer program that prepares incoming students for the rigors of MIT.

Source: Slice of MIT, 16 Jan 2015

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1994

King Calls for New Action on Racism - The Tech
Feb 14, 1994 ... King, the widow of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., joined students and faculty in MIT's 20th annual celebration of the life and work of Rev. King.
Coretta Scott King to Speak Friday - The Tech
Feb 7, 1994 ... On Friday, Coretta Scott King, widow of slain civil rights leader Rev.Martin Luther King Jr., will speak at MIT as part of the 20th annual MIT ...

1993

Aug 28, 1993 ... Martin Luther King Jr.'s march on Washington with their own ... a crowd of 250,000 spilled across the Washington Mall to hear King's historic "I ...
Aug 28, 1993 ... ... at Saturday's 30th anniversary of the March On Washington that commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. and the causes he lived and died for.
Aug 26, 1993 ... He would like to tell people now that he was there, that when Martin Luther King Jr. told a quarter of a million marchers, "I have a dream," he ...
May 3, 1993 ... Martin Luther King Jr. changed his mind after giving some of his papers to the school in the mid-1960s. In fact, Silber said he believed that he ...
Jan 19, 1993 ... An interesting addition to the music of the album is the mixing of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream" with drum machine, piano, ...
Jan 19, 1993 ... 15 as part of MIT's celebration of the 64th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme for the Institute's 19th annual celebration of King's ...

1992

Apr 30, 1992 ... A spokesman for Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center said that between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., the emergency room admitted 22 people with ...
Jan 21, 1992 ... ... front this year," Vest said while delivering the welcome address at the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Kresge Auditorium ...
Jan 21, 1992 ... The most significant American of my lifetime has been Martin Luther King, Jr. Along with Abraham Lincoln, King was that rare American who ...

1991

Dec 9, 1991 ... The policeman threatens, "We're going to do you like King." "What goddamned King?" replies the man. "Rodney King, Martin Luther King and ...
Feb 21, 1991 ... The GSC passed another resolution supporting the current location of the "Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Center" on the third floor of the Julius A.
Feb 4, 1991 ... Maybe he should have tried calling New York the "Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Hymietown." At the same time, I'm not convinced of the ...
Jan 22, 1991 ... Delivering this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration keynote address, Benjamin L. Hooks, executive director of the National ...

1990

Nov 8, 1990 ... His attitude reflects that of Malcolm X rather than Martin Luther King Jr. Unfortunately, his character is not very well-developed, and there is little ...
Oct 17, 1990 ... Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. The Globe reported on the most recent chapter of the Review's impact on campus, including the resig-.
Oct 1, 1990 ... That was accomplished with sledgehammers on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. The Globe reported on the most recent chapter of the ...

1989

Apr 27, 1989 ... ... called President John F. Kennedy a "courageous" leader for supporting Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights struggles of the early 1960s.
Feb 13, 1989 ... By Miguel Cantillo. The Institute commemorated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. last Friday at noon in Kresge Auditorium. Gregory Chisholm ...

1986

Jan 21, 1986 ... 15 speech in Kresge Auditorium highlighted a day-long ceremony at MIT honoring the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ...

1985

Apr 8, 1985 ... The rally was held on the seventeenth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "[Dr. King] did not die just then," Jackson ...


1968

Apr 9, 1968 ... Reaction to the tragic death of Dr. Martin Luther King came quickly on the MIT campus as ...

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