Our Goal

The goal of the Committee to Commemorate John Wilson is twofold: to tell everyone about the amazing art and life of John Wilson and to encourage everybody to contribute so we can purchase the sculpture of Dr. King and offer it as a gift to the Town “from the people of Brookline and beyond.”

We are working on several fronts to bring the story of John Wilson to life. Last November Brookline Town Meeting unanimously passed “A Resolution to Honor John Wilson,”  in support of this project. And over the next months, teachers will be developing ways to creatively engage students. On April 29, we will be having a special event, “Activate the Dream: Celebrating Brookline’s John Wilson” with speakers, music and a display our Wilson’s original art.