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New MLK Sculpture has Ties to WA

More than 100 workers from The Foundry in Walla Walla, WA, welded together 609 pieces of bronze to create “The Embrace,” a memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King.

The 20-foot-tall and 40-foot-wide sculpture will be welded together in Walla Walla before being dismantled and trucked to Boston. The official unveiling of “The Embrace” will occur in Boston Common, a public park in downtown Boston, on January 13, 2023 – just before MLK Day.

Designed by Hank Willis Thomas, “The Embrace” beat out 125 other plans from all around the world.

Full details, from planning and design to the scheduled unveiling, can be seen on a brief segment from CBS Sunday Morning.

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