MLK’s ‘The Embrace’ Statue Unveiled In Boston And People Have Thoughts: ‘Hideous And Depressing’

MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 3:  A wreath marks the location where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot to death on the second floor of the Lorraine Hotel, now part of the National Civil Rights Museum, April 3, 2008 in Memphis, Tennessee. Tomorrow will mark the 40th anniversary of King's death.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The statue cost $10 million and was designed by Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group, the report said.
  • It is located in Freedom Plaza of the Boston Common.
  • Imari Paris Jeffries, executive director of Embrace Boston, the group responsible for overseeing the installation of the statue, said that he cried when he first saw it.

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