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Martin Luther King Day in Boston

January 15, 2024

Boston is a special place to celebrate Dr. King's life and legacy. King considered the city his second home, as it was in Boston that he met his wife, Coretta Scott King, and earned his Ph.D. in Theology from Boston University while living on Mass Ave. 

The Roxbury Love Story mural, created by local artists @problak and @gofive, was unveiled in the fall of 2020. Roxbury is where Dr. King was an assistant minister at the Twelfth Baptist Church and where he and Coretta met. In 1965, Roxbury marked the starting point for the Northeast's first Civil Rights March, a procession that culminated on Boston Common, where Dr. King delivered an inspiring and iconic speech.

The Embrace monument is here! Designed by Hank Willis Thomas, an internationally acclaimed African American conceptual artist, the memorial commemorates the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King, and the many civil rights leaders who worked alongside them in Boston.

Upcoming Events

Jazz Scene In Boston: Telling The Local Story

The Museum of African American History celebrates Boston's rich jazz history in this exhibit! Jazz, America’s own music, has always had a home in Boston. But the city gained its place of prominence on the national jazz map in the 1950s, and continues to hold that place today. The...

Museum of African American History - Winter Hours

Museum of African American History is committed to providing a safe environment and asks for your help in making this a great experience for everyone. To reduce touchpoints and enable timed visits, all ticketing will be done online. Members must also make reservations online....

African American Patriots® Tour

Celebrate the African-American patriots that played a vital role in the start of the American Revolution in Boston and in the formation of our country. Led by an 18 th -century costumed guide, visitors view history through the eyes of African-American revolutionaries such as...

Castle of our Skins Workshop: Play Songs & Games

The songs and games we played as children were where we learned cultural stories and understood the rhythms and textures of our world. Come join Castle of our Skin in play as we remember, celebrate, learn, and relearn Afro-American and Caribbean play songs and games! Kids ages...



Black Heritage Trail

Walking tour explores history of Boston's 19th century African American community.

Roxbury Love Story

The Roxbury Love Story mural was unveiled in Fall 2020. We interviewed local artists, Pro Blak & GoFive, to tell us about the inspiration & making of the mural.

Cross Cultural Boston

Explore our many cross cultural events, exhibitions, sightseeing trails, and more!

All Inclusive Boston

When you get here, whether it's for a weekend getaway or for the foreseeable future, we love you like our own. We see you. We celebrate you. And we want to show you everything. We are all inclusive.