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A NEW DAY IN BOSTON

King Boston dismantles structural racism at the intersection of arts and culture, community organizing, and research.

OUR MISSION

We connect, educate, and energize within our communities and across traditional borders to cultivate the conditions necessary for racial and economic justice in Boston.

HOW WE ARE DOING IT

Cultural Representation

Activate arts and culture to reimagine and recast cultural representations of language, images, narratives, and cognitive cues to interrupt and reimagine the public’s conventional wisdom about race in which White privilege and racial disparities are perceived as normal and disconnected from history and institutions.


Research & Data

Organize data and knowledge to impact public policies that dictate the allocation of public resources and benefits, and influence the distribution of private assets to advance racial equity and economic justice.


Community Organizing

Engage in community organizing to influence the transformation of institutional practices away from racialized and colorblind norms, regulations, and standard operating procedures that have generated racially biased outcomes, towards organizational cultures and practices grounded in equity, joy, and wellbeing.


Embrace Boston Monument

The Embrace Memorial, will be anchored on the Boston Common, where, in 1965, Dr. King called Boston to live by its highest ideals. The Boston Common, America’s first public park, has a vibrant 400-year-old history and a tradition of civic gatherings. The new memorial will spark a public conversation about how to advance racial and economic justice in Boston today. 

In his sermon, “The Drum Major Instinct”, delivered on February 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. expressed hope that his legacy would act as a call to action in pursuit for justice.

We Thank These Changemakers For Their Generosity

Amy and David Abrams

Anonymous (4)

The Bancel Foundation in honor of our champions of love

Bryan Stevenson & Reverend Liz Walker

Bank of America

Barr Foundation

The Baupost Group

BGI

The Boston Foundation

Boston University

Katie and Paul Buttenwieser

Charles River Laboratories

Cooley LLP

Converse

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Paul English

James and Audrey Foster

Highland Partners Charitable Fund

Barbara and Amos Hostetter

The Klarman Family Foundation

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liz Loveless and Andrew Bialecki

Demond and Kia Martin

MassMutual Foundation

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

MFS Investment Management

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The Packard Foundation

State Street Foundation


The Wagner Foundation

Yawkey Foundation


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