Boston: Council Moves to Commemorate Mr. and Mrs. King

Councilor Fernandes Anderson, with Co ~ The City of Boston is honoring the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King through the establishment of the King's Heritage Trail. Councilor Fernandes Anderson, with Co-Sponsors Councilors Worrell and Louijeune, offered a resolution to commemorate the lives and legacy of MLK and Coretta Scott King.

The trail will be a walking trail and driving route in urban and rural settings that are identified by signage and guidebooks as relating to cultural heritage. The nature of the trail can be seen to be beneficial for community development, community participation and for discovering community heritage.

Boston has been home to many civil rights activists, welcoming them from different walks of life and backgrounds. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of those figures as he made Boston part of his history. MLK met his wife, Coretta Scott King, here in Boston while she was pursuing her career at New England Conservatory of Music. Together their legacy bolstered Boston and their love influenced their involvement and activism.

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The addresses included in the trail are 860 Shawmut Avenue, 170 St Botolph Street, 1 Chestnut Street, 417 Massachusetts Avenue, 24 Beacon Street, 14 Wabon Street, 22 Whittier Street, 9 Greenwich Street, 290 Huntington Avenue, 187 Massachusetts Avenue, 301 Massachusetts Avenue , 397 Massachusetts Avenue , 558 Massachusetts Avenue , 396 Northampton Street , Public Garden , 4 Crawford Street , 29 Hazelwood Street , 77 Lawrence Avenue , 288 Blue Hill Avenue , William E Carter Park .

The City hopes that this trail will serve as a reminder to all citizens about the importance of civil rights activism in our society today as well as an appreciation for MLK's contribution to our city's history.

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