MLK Boston Fund

Public Event

Legacy of Love, Watch Party & Discussion (Virtual)


August 9, 2020

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM




Join WGBH and King Boston, along with The Boston Foundation, on Sunday August 9 at 6:30pm, for a live watch party and panel discussion on Roberto Mighty’s new film Legacy of Love. Legacy of Love brings to light the mostly unknown story of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott’s formative years in 1950s Boston, where they met as students, fell in love and started on their journey toward becoming iconic leaders in the civil rights movement.

Login into Zoom webinar starting at 6:30pm to enjoy a live watch party of the 30 minute film, where you can chat with others watching in real time. Then at 7:00pm we welcome Imari Paris Jeffries, Executive Director of King Boston, as he guides an enlightening conversation that touches upon the Kings’ formative history in Boston and highlights how today’s civil rights leaders are calling for a more equitable city. 


Sheena Collier, Founder & CEO, The Collier Connection (TCC)

Rev. Willie Bodrick, Associate Pastor,12th Baptist Church in Roxbury

Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Founding Pastor of New Roots AME Church in Dorchester

Brandon M. Terry, Asst. Professor of African and African American Studies and Social Studies, Harvard University;
Founding Pastor, New Roots AME Church in Dorchester

Lisa Owens, Executive Director of City Life/Vida Urbana

For additional information, or to register by phone or email, please contact Na'tisha Mills at: