Mel King: A singular Boston sensation

Activist, mayoral campaign barrier-breaker cut his own path

MEL KING looms as the iconic figure above all others of Black Boston’s last 50 years, but it’s not because he fit any archetypal picture of an outspoken activist or outsized political figure – though he was both. King was sui generis, making a huge mark across decades of Boston history while cutting a profile(...)

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