Tag: The Soiling of Old Glory

The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph That Shocked AmericaThe Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph That Shocked America by Louis P. Masur

On April 5, 1976, a white man attacked a black man with an American flag on a pole. By great good luck—or bad, depending on your point of view—Boston's Herald American photographer, Stanley Forman, was standing in the right place at the right time—or wrong, see above—with his finger on the shutter of his camera. The resulting photograph was reprinted around the world and won the Pulitzer Prize, and pretty much stopped busing in Boston dead in its tracks.

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