Happy Martin Luther King Day! Feel “The Embrace.” Join Ailey Homage To King. Get This Official MLK Bobblehead.

By   |   January 16, 2023   |   Gal Approved, Travel
The Embrace BOSTON

“The Embrace” in Boston

Embrace Boston has unveiled “The Embrace (picture up top), Boston’s new monument to civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. Depicting the embrace between Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King when he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, it is one of the largest memorials dedicated to racial equity and the first new monument at Boston Common, the nation’s oldest public park, in more than 30 years. Designed by artist Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group, the large 45,000-pound, 20-foot-high, 40-foot-wide bronze sculpture is comprised of over 1,300 granite stone pieces in six different finishes. The diamond-shaped pavers evoke African American quilt-making traditions and the pattern symbolizes unity and collectivism, echoing a famous quote from Dr. King in his letter from Birmingham Jail in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. It’s located along the 1965 Freedom Plaza which simultaneously honors 69 local civil rights heroes selected by their communities for their work during the Kings’ time in the city.

Ailey Celebrates MLK

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the astounding dance company founded by Alvin Ailey, is celebrating Dr. King today in several ways. Watch Mr. Ailey’s masterful work on Ailey All Access, which includes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in a performance at Lincoln Center, learn where to take a master class or dance workshop with the organization and get more information about its outreach programs like AileyCamp and AileyDance for Active Aging.

Official MLK Talking Bobblehead

MLK Bobblehead_National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum The first talking Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bobblehead is here!  The officially licensed bobblehead features the civil rights leader at a podium delivering his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech and includes audio clips of the famous speech. The bobblehead is available in our online store at the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

Photo credit: Embrace Boston. Members of the Company in Alvin Ailey Night Creature, Photo by Rosalie O’Connor. National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

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