The Soiling of Old Glory

The Soiling of Old Glory

"The Soiling of Old Glory" is a Pulitzer Prize–winning photograph taken for the "Boston Herald American" in 1976 by Stanley Forman.cite web | work=Slate | title=The Soiling of Old Glory | last=Masur | first=Louis P. | url=http://www.slate.com/id/2188648/ | date=2008-04-10 | accessdate=2008-04-12 ]

The photograph depicts a white teenager, Joseph Rakes, about to assault black lawyer and civil-rights activist Ted Landsmark with a flagpole bearing the American flag. It was taken in Boston on April 5, 1976, during a protest against court-ordered desegregation busing. It ran on the front page of the "Herald American" the next day, and also appeared in several newspapers across the country. It won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Spot Photography. [cite web | title=The Pulitzer Prize Winners, 1977 | url=http://www.pulitzer.org/cgi-bin/year.pl?year=1977 | accessdate=2008-04-12 | work=The Pulitzer Prizes ]

ee also

* Desegregation busing in the United States#Boston, Massachusetts

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