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The Resource Technology and the Dream : Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999, (electronic resource:)

Technology and the Dream : Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999, (electronic resource:)

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Technology and the Dream : Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999
Title
Technology and the Dream
Title remainder
Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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Williams, Clarence G
Dewey number
378.744/4
Intended audience
  • Scholarly & Professional
  • 17
Intended audience source
  • MIT Press
  • MIT Press
LC call number
T171.M49.W55 2001
Summary expansion
This book grew out of the Blacks at MIT History Project, whose mission is to document the black presence at MIT. The main body of the text consists of transcripts of more than seventy-five oral history interviews, in which the interviewees assess their MIT experience and reflect on the role of blacks at MIT and beyond. Although most of the interviewees are present or former students, black faculty, administrators, and staff are also represented, as are nonblack faculty and administrators who have had an impact on blacks at MIT. The interviewees were selected with an eye to presenting the broadest range of issues and personalities, as well as a representative cross section by time period and category.Each interviewee was asked to discuss family background; education; role models and mentors; experiences of racism and race-related issues; choice of field and career; goals; adjustment to the MIT environment; best and worst MIT experiences; experience with MIT support services; relationships with MIT students, faculty, and staff; advice to present or potential MIT students; and advice to the MIT administration. A recurrent theme is that MIT's rigorous teaching instills the confidence to deal with just about any hurdle in professional life, and that an MIT degree opens many doors and supplies instant credibility.Each interview includes biographical notes and pictures. The book also includes a general introduction, a glossary, and appendixes describing the project's methodology
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Technology and the Dream : Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999, (electronic resource:)
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OCM1bookssj0000256523
Dimensions
09.000 x 07.000 in.
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unknown
Extent
1054 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
Isbn
9780262232128
Lccn
00052707
Other control number
9780262232128
Other physical details
ill
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000256523
Label
Technology and the Dream : Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000256523
Dimensions
09.000 x 07.000 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1054 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
Isbn
9780262232128
Lccn
00052707
Other control number
9780262232128
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000256523

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