Mel King

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mel has extensive experience in the design and implementation of vocational education programs. As executive Director of the New Urban League of Greater Boston, he was involved in various community organization efforts and business development programs in the Boston-Roxbury area.
In an attempt to share his experiences during his many years of community involvement, Mel has documented the development of the Black community in Boston from the 1950's to the 1980's in his book Chain of Change . A former State Representative, Mel served the 9th Suffolk District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1973 to 1982, and was a 1983 mayoral candidate for the City of Boston.

"The Power of Love in Research Planning and Education"

After twenty-five years of leadership of the Community Fellows Program, Mel King is retiring from MIT this spring. To honor Mel's contribution to low-income communities and urban development, we have planned a weekend symposium for May 17-19, 1996. The symposium will coincide with the conclusion of the graduation ceremony of the current group of Community Fellows. We hope you are able to join us as we pay tribute to Mel and his long and varied career.


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