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BOSTON — With a handful of pulls from city and state leaders, a black tarp fell off the first art installation on Boston Common in 30 years — a monument to the work of and love shared by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

Nearly 57 years after King spoke to tens of thousands gathered on the Boston Common, officials unveiled a new statute there Friday, Jan. 13, meant to honor the civil rights icon and reflect the diversity of the city, which has a reputation as one of the most racist in the country.

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