The project’s overall objective is to place the black experience at MIT in its full and appropriate context, by pulling together and disseminating a varied set of materials and by exposing a larger community of interests—both inside and outside MIT—to this rich, historically significant legacy. This project seeks to identify, assemble, organize, analyze, interpret, and provide access to a broad range of materials on the black experience at MIT; to cultivate public interest in these materials; and to encourage widespread participation in studying, preserving, and disseminating them. After completing and exploring a considerable amount of information from the MIT archives and Museum, oral history—including TECHNOLOGY AND THE DREAM, a black alumni survey, and other relevant archival materials, the next phase of this project is to develop a Web-Based History of the Black Experience at MIT.
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