MLK Programs Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at MIT MIT strives to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through programming that celebrates equity, justice, and love. To learn more about Dr. King’s impact on the Institute, visit the MIT Black History Project, read Reflections of the Dream, 1975–1994: Twenty-One Years Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, watch the video documenting the history of Project Interphase, and review these programs hosted by the ICEO: Annual MLK Celebration Since 1996, the MIT community has celebrated diversity and social commitment through an annual celebration featuring members of the MIT community and notable outside speakers. MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars Program MIT established the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor Program to enhance and recognize the contributions of outstanding scholars. MLK Leadership Awards The MLK Leadership Awards are given annually to students, alumni, staff, groups and faculty who embody the spirit of Dr. King’s work. MLK–Inspired Art and Performance Contest This contest is open to all MIT community members.