The Soiling of Old Glory, 1976

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The Soiling of Old Glory, 1976

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The Soiling of Old Glory is a Pulitzer Prize–winning photograph taken by Stanley Forman during the Boston busing crisis in 1976. The photograph depicts Joseph Rakes, assaulting a black man, lawyer and civil rights activist Ted Landsmark, with a flagpole bearing the American flag..

The photograph was taken for the Boston Herald American in Boston on April 5, 1976, during a protest against court-ordered desegregation busing. The photograph, considered a symbol of the turmoil of the Boston busing crisis, won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Spot Photography.

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"The Soiling of Old Glory." Stanley Forman for The Boston Herald American, April 5, 1976.

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“The Soiling of Old Glory, 1976,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed November 18, 2018, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/18274.

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