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Stanley Forman: 40 Years After the Soiling of Old Glory

Stanley Forman: 40 Years After the Soiling of Old Glory

The photo was chilling. Before a crowd of onlookers, a white man appears to be attempting to stab a black man with the tip of a flagpole. “It really showed racism,” said photographer Stanley Forman 40 years after he took the Pulitzer Prize-winning snapshot of an anti-busing protest that had turned violent. “It was whites

Theodore Landsmark: The beating that turned a son of Harlem into a prominent voice that led Boston out of the busing era

Photo: StanleyFormanphotos.com, Pulitzer Prize 1977, “The Soiling of Old Glory” Theodore Landsmark was used to being the only black person in the room by the time he was an undergraduate at Yale University’s Davenport College in the winter of 1968. But he was unprepared to confront the blatant racism he heard in a seminar room.

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