On this, the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I have a dream speech, we are happy to present this unique course that explores Dr. King’s legacy and how it is remembered:
This seminar facilitates the design and construction of installations and other community projects in conjunction with and beyond MIT’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
During the first half of the class, MIT and Wellesley students develop in-depth understanding of the history of US racial issues as well as past and present domestic and international political struggles. In the second half, the students work as a group to complete the installations and projects which serve as models for connecting academics with real life problems and struggle.
This seminar is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.