• Molly Callahan

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    Photo: Headshot of Molly Callahan. A white woman with short, curly brown hair, wearing glasses and a blue sweater, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey backdrop.

    Molly Callahan began her career at a small, family-owned newspaper where the newsroom housed computers that used floppy disks. Since then, her work has been picked up by the Associated Press and recognized by the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2016, she moved into a communications role at Northeastern University as part of its News@Northeastern reporting team. When she's not writing, Molly can be found rock climbing, biking around the city, or hanging out with her cat, Junie B. Jones. Profile

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There are 6 comments on The Embrace, a Monument Celebrating MLK, to Be Unveiled on Boston Common

  1. I am proud to say that my husband, Hon. Julian Houston (ret.), CAS and LAW graduate, will be one of 65 civil rights leaders honored at today’s unveiling.

  2. That sculpture is so important for many reasons:
    1. To honor a man who, at the age of 26, started a national movement that changed this nation, and impacted the world. We’re still in some of that struggle, but what an accomplishment, at such a young age!

    2. MLK was poised, articulate, well-groomed, and spoke with respect to all he needed to encounter to effect solid change.[That’s not the same as the current ‘movements.’]

    3. That sculpture shows LOVE. It shows support of a man and his woman. A Black man and his wife, and the wife supporting and being proud of her husband. Young people need to see that, literally get ‘into’ that…as they can, by walking and standing within that embrace. Great design.

    I’m a “double Terrier”: a graduate of BU ’77 and BUSM ’81. While I always had BU in my possible, and desired, college plans, I was additionally–uh, strongly–nudged toward Boston University by my then-pastor, Rev. Dr. Wyatt T. Walker, a Brockton native. He was MLK’s executive administrative assistant during the Civil Rights Movement. He regularly talked to me about the Movement. He so wanted me to follow in the steps of Dr. King at Boston University, and so I did.

    Upon my entry into BU School of Medicine, I was one of three (blessed!) recipients of the (newly-established) MLK Scholarship. Now in Atlanta, I’m an ob-gyn. BU, BUSM, and more of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler and her BUSM legacy, plus MLK’s story is in the book, BLACK WOMEN’S WELLNESS. Congratulations re: this wonderful sculpture in honor of a notable BU alumna!

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