The Story began in Boston.
The Embrace digital experience is a self-guided app offering storytelling, first-hand accounts and historical photos and images to visitors.
AN “EYES-UP” EXPERIENCE
This digital experience allows visitors to explore the monument, and the 1965 Freedom Plaza beneath it at their own pace, while learning more about Boston’s civil rights legacy and the incredible contribution of the Kings. The Embrace and the 1965 Freedom Plaza are reminders of the Kings’ high ideals born from struggle—to foster a “beloved community.”
FEEL THE HISTORY & IMAGINE THE FUTURE
We welcome you to hear stories of local civil rights struggles while the Kings made Boston their home; be introduced to civil rights and social justice leaders active in Greater Boston from 1950 –1975; listen to reflections from the artist, Hank Willis Thomas; as well as behind-the-scenes insights on how the incredible sculpture was created.
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Wu reveals members of the new Boston Reparations Task Force
Mayor Michelle Wu revealed Tuesday the members of Boston’s Reparations Task Force, setting the stage for the panel charged with guiding the city’s response to the historic impacts of slavery on the city's Black American population.See More
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Wu appoints task force to consider reparations in Boston
Mayor Michelle Wu formally appointed a Reparations Task Force Tuesday, making Boston one of the largest cities in the country to consider reparations for the descendants of enslaved people.See More
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Mayor Wu announces members of Reparations Task Force
BOSTON - Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has announced the 10-member group that will make up the city's new Reparations Task Force which includes Embrace Boston.See More
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