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Boston, Massachusetts: Many-Armed MLK Memorial

Address:
139 Tremont St., Boston, MA
Directions:
Downtown, on the Boston Common, which is between Beacon, Charles, and Tremont Sts. Closest to Tremont St.
Many-Armed MLK Memorial

20 feet high. Weighs 19 tons. "The Embrace" consists of four giant human arms wrapping around each other. It was inspired by a photo of Martin Luther King Jr. hugging his wife, but there are no heads. Fans called the artwork "striking;" critics called it awful. Unveiled January 2023.

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The Embrace.

Many-Armed MLK Memorial

It appears the memorial will also be used by the public as a memorial site for victims of injustice. The Kings Beloved Community remains a work in progress.

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 01/30/2023]

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