Boston African American Heritage sites will soon be joined within the next year or two with the installation of a Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King memorial installation under development today on Boston Common. It is being funded by multi-million dollar seed investments from philanthropists, foundations, residents by way of their taxes paid to City Hall, public donations from business leaders, and individual supporters of Dr. King’s legacy who donate small and large dollars to the project created by the KING BOSTON organization.
Boston’s MLK Memorial is being staged near the famed Robert Gould Shaw 54th Regiment Monument and Restoration Project. Within walking distance of these attractions may be a controversial Slave Memorial proposed at Faneuil Hall Quincy Market if negotiations are finalized for it, in lieu of naming Crispus Attucks and removing “Faneuil Hall” from the brand identity.
Black history and heritage sites are woven all across New England’s 71,992 square mile territory. You’ll find them in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and islands on Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Maine’s Malaga Island.
While the African American Heritage Trail on Boston’s Beacon Hill and The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire are threaded in major media travel guides, tourism bureau literature, and books have been written about them; the numbers of even more recently documented New England African American heritage sites continues to grow.
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