Caltech Y Observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week

In February 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent three days at Caltech as part of the Leaders of America Series coordinated by the Caltech Y, known then as the Caltech YMCA. During his visit to Caltech, Dr. King talked with students and the campus community about the need for active commitment rather than mere academic acceptance to solve the racial problems of the day.

2018 marked the 60th anniversary of Dr. King’s visit to Caltech as well as the 50th anniversary of his death. Once again, the Caltech Y partnered with the Caltech Center for Diversity to commemorate and honor Dr. King’s memory, reflect on his legacy, and consider how we, as a community, can remain active and engaged citizens striving for a better world.