In Memoriam: Frank S. Jones, instrumental in creating the MLK Visiting Scholars Program
Frank Sidney Jones, professor emeritus of urban affairs, dies at 93
MIT News, 27 October 2022
Frank Sidney Jones, professor emeritus of urban affairs, was the first African American to receive tenure at MIT. From his appointment in 1968 to his retirement in 1992, he focused on issues of race, poverty, and inequality, using his position to advocate for the expanded presence of people of color at the Institute. In 1989, Jones was instrumental in creating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professors and Scholars Program, which continues to bring distinguished visitors to share their wisdom with the MIT community.