A photo of the Boston skyline is the background and layered over the photo are headshot images of men and women and the King Boston logo.

Voices on King

For the second edition of 'Voices on King', King Boston explores the roots, current state and future of Black Boston through the eyes of seven notable Bostonians. Watch the presentation here.

King Boston logo

King Boston is a privately funded non-profit working closely with the City of Boston and the Boston Foundation to create a living memorial and programs honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and their time and work together in Boston. The memorial is intended to inspire visitors to reflect on the values of racial and economic justice that both espoused. Through the memorial and related programming, King Boston envisions an inclusive and equitable Boston for all.

Visit King Boston.org to learn more about the Embrace Memorial, plans for a new Center for Economic Justice, and Embrace Ideas, a public series that engages the community in anti-racist discourse through the arts and humanities. 

Side view of the Embrace

Voices on King: 2021

On MLK Day 2021, King Boston, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston proudly presented the first Voices on King,, a powerful visual essay to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

The 30-minute program featured personal stories told by more than a dozen of Boston's most recognized community leaders and activists, who share how the Kings’ work has touched their personal and professional lives—and continues to inspire their hopes for the future.

You can now watch the on-demand stream here, and visit KingBoston.org for more information about the project.

 Voices on King: 2021

Porsha Olayiwola, City of Boston Poet Laureate
Imari Paris Jeffries, Executive Director, King Boston
Matthew TeitelbaumAnn and Graham Gund Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney
Jerry Sargent, President of Citizens, Massachusetts
Makeeba McCreary, Chief of Learning and Community Engagement, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Giles Li, Senior Program Officer of Arts & Creativity, Barr Foundation
Julia Mejia, Boston City Councilor At-Large
Danny Rivera Jr., artist and activist; Boston Arts Academy 2019 graduate
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
Kim Janey, Boston City Council President, City Councilor, District 7
Lisa Owens, Executive Director, City Life
Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs, visual artist and organizer; co-founder of Artists for Humanity
Paul Grogan, President and CEO, The Boston Foundation