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‘The Embrace’ shakes up Boston’s public art scene
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Arts & Culture
‘The Embrace’ shakes up Boston’s public art scene
“The Embrace,” a sculptural monument by artist Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, brings a new and dynamic piece of public art to Boston’s portfolio of straightforward statues.
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Boston comes together for ‘Embrace’ unveiling
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Local News
Boston comes together for ‘Embrace’ unveiling
A striking monument to the love of civil rights icons Coretta Scott King and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — years in the making — was unveiled on the Boston Common last Friday during a landmark event celebrating the full history and culture of Black Boston.
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Martin Luther King Jr. made connections with local community
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Black History
Martin Luther King Jr. made connections with local community
After Martin Luther King Jr. had settled in for his studies at Boston University in the fall of 1951, one of his priority non-academic tasks was to make three vital contacts in Roxbury.
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Boston loomed large in MLK’s formative years
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Black History
Boston loomed large in MLK’s formative years
Martin Luther King Jr. touched Boston, and Boston touched him. Being in Boston was an important part of his life, and his presence here during the 1950s and 60s is part of the city’s history.
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Long road to recognition in a city King once called home
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Black History
Long road to recognition in a city King once called home
Boston shares a distinction with Montgomery, Alabama; Chester, Pennsylvania; and Atlanta, Georgia. They are the only places the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King lived for any length of time during his 39 years on earth. Yet, unlike these other cities that King once called home — and many other major U.S. cities — Boston has until now had no major monument to the slain civil rights leader.
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Opinion
Dr. King’s quest for economic justice continues
On January 16, the nation will mark its 37th national holiday honoring the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Across the country observances will chronicle how one man’s efforts pricked the moral conscience of the nation in a lifespan of only 39 years. 
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Many ways to celebrate MLK Day
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Arts & Culture
Many ways to celebrate MLK Day
Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful civil rights legacy at these events happening in Boston this weekend.
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Remembering King’s Boston legacy
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Editorial
Remembering King’s Boston legacy
Although he was a son of Georgia, Dr. King spent many of his adult years in Boston. It is appropriate to create a monument here in commemoration of King’s great sacrifice and benefaction for the attainment of human solidarity in the City on a Hill.
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Opinion
‘The whole truth is Dr. King was a proud and unapologetic Black man’
We know Dr. King as a spiritual and moral leader, scholar and thought leader and early architect of the Civil Rights Movement, yet too often, and especially in January, his legacy is reduced to that of a peaceful protester with a dream.
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The MLK Memorial
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Black History
The MLK Memorial
Rising 30 feet above the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. is a granite statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that memorializes the man and his role in the American civil rights movement
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Martin Luther King, Jr: A legacy of inspiration
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Black History
Martin Luther King, Jr: A legacy of inspiration
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words continue to inspire more than 50 years after his death
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Opinion
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: tireless champion for economic justice
On Monday, Jan. 17, the nation will pause to honor the life of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many will recall the historic civil rights achievements of King, the only Black American to be honored with a national holiday.
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