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Author: Antonieta Bocxe
Title: The Embrace
Category: Justice & equity
Description: To provide a living space for conversation, education and reflection on the racial and economic justice ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, a new memorial and monument will embrace America’s first public park, Boston Common. The Embrace, inspired by a photo of the Kings locked arm-in-arm, brings the power of physical collectiveness to a site where, in 1965, Martin Luther King called on the city to live by its highest ideals. When opened in 2023, The Embrace will embody the collaborative efforts of city leaders, King Boston, MASS Design Group, and artist Hank Willis Thomas to represent the Kings’ time in Boston and their approach to a just and equitable society.