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The Power of Memorials and Public Art: Complex Histories and Legacies Today
The Embrace Memorial
An optional visit to The Embrace, before heading to the Boston Park Plaza for a conversation about memorials and public memory.
Join Facing History & Ourselves for a special community event celebrating Boston’s newest memorial, The Embrace. This memorial, dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, is located on Freedom Plaza where the names of local civil rights activists are honored. This convening will examine the myriad ways that monuments and memorials can help shape future generations’ understanding of history. Together you will explore how artists and communities make choices about what ... view more »