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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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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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Martin Luther King, Jr.— resistance through love and nonviolence
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Black History
Martin Luther King, Jr.— resistance through love and nonviolence
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was a staunch believer that violence was not the way to resist injustice
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An artistic dream realized
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Arts & Culture
An artistic dream realized
Last week, the Boston Art Commission approved artist Hank Willis Thomas’ final design for “The Embrace,” a sculptural tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King that will live on the Boston Common.
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Castle of Our Skins explores MLK’s legacy in two concerts
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Arts & Culture
Castle of Our Skins explores MLK’s legacy in two concerts
Castle of Our Skins, a Boston-based collective of artists committed to advancing Black artistry through music, celebrates Martin Luther King’s legacy with two free concerts, both produced by Celebrity Series.
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King’s life reflects story of a movement
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Black History
King’s life reflects story of a movement
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. the son and grandson of Baptist ministers, was born not just to preach, but to preach to the world.
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Bostonians reflect on King’s unfinished agenda
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Black History
Bostonians reflect on King’s unfinished agenda
In early 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saw in Boston a city rife with segregation and politically dominated by whites. 55 years later, many Bostonians are ready to usher in a new era of Black women in positions of power. Despite these victories, local leaders insist that a lot must change before King’s dreams are realized.
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Boston Children’s Chorus celebrates MLK with 'Born On The Water'
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Arts & Culture
Boston Children’s Chorus celebrates MLK with 'Born On The Water'
The Boston Children’s Chorus will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a free, virtual concert debuting on January 17. In “Born on the Water,” over 300 local singers, alongside Massachusetts-born opera star Andrea Baker, will raise their voices in tribute to the civil rights leader.
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