ROXBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two new murals mark the site where Martin Luther King Jr. met his soon-to-be wife, Coretta Scott. Their love story will now be immortalized.
The Melnea Hotel and Residences stands where the historic Twelfth Baptist Church stood, where Dr. King met his future wife.
Kamran Zahedi commissioned the two murals which show Dr. King on the phone with Coretta on the other end of the line. It's titled 'The Roxbury Love Story.'
"Right here, Dr. King in the 50s, basically was part of the Twelfth Baptist Church and used to come here with Coretta," Zahedi said.
In addition to the murals, a plaque was also commissioned to tell their love story, highlighting landmarks where the two lived and visited.
"I saw I would like to do a mural on this side, so they got in contact with Rob Gibbs and we commissioned him to do this mural," Zahedi said.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports