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Mel King

Born 1928

Melvin H. King is an American educator, activist, and writer. King has been active across the landscape of neighborhoods and politics of Boston, Massachusetts for over fifty-five years, while also being an educator, youth worker, social activist, community organizer and developer, elected politician, author, and an Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is responsible for creating community programs and institutions for low-income people in Boston.… Read More

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    San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 17, 2014
  • Public Urges Roxbury Community College Trustees To Respond To Reports Of Lapses In Reporting Crimes On Campus
    Boston Globe - May 23, 2012
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    International Business Times - Apr 29, 2012
  • Video: Mel King Tells Occupy Boston “You Have The Right To Revolution”
    Blast Magazine - Dec 17, 2011


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1928 Birth King, born in 1928, in Boston's South End neighborhood, was one of eight children born to the Kings between 1918 and 1938.
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