16 January 2023 - 'Controversial' statue honoring Martin Luther King Jr. unveiled in Boston
Monument honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King unveiled in Boston
Simrin Singh (CBS News, 13/01/2023)
A new monument honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his wife, Coretta Scott King, was unveiled in Boston Friday, ahead of Monday's national holiday honoring the civil rights icon.
The 22-foot tall sculpture, named "The Embrace," represents the hug between Dr. King and Coretta after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
New monument dedicated to MLK and Coretta Scott King opens in Boston
Zoe Sottile (CNN, 15/01/2023)
Just a few days before what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 94th birthday, “Embrace,” a monument dedicated to King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, has been unveiled in Boston, where they first met.
The enormous monument was unveiled on Friday, according to a blog post from Embrace Boston, which works “to dismantle structural racism through their work at the intersection of arts and culture, community, and research and policy.”
Martin Luther King Jr. statue in Boston draws online mockery, disdain
Travis M. Andrews (The Washington Post, 15/01/2023)
The road to online mockery is paved with good intentions.
On Friday, a collection of civic organizations unveiled a 22-foot-tall bronze statue in Boston Common, the nation’s oldest public park, honoring the relationship between the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King. Sculptor Hank Willis Thomas found inspiration in a photograph of the civil rights pioneers embracing after King learned he had won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.
$10 million Martin Luther King ‘penis’ statue is insulting
Jesse O'Neill (The New York Post, 15/01/2023)
Even some kin of Coretta Scott King hate the new $10 million sculpture just dedicated to her and her iconic civil-rights-leader husband in Boston — with a cousin claiming it “looks like a penis.”