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

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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