Ted Landsmark: Unsung Champion for Social Justice in Boston

November 29, 2018 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography


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"The Soiling of Old Glory" - Anti-Busing demonstration, Boston, April 5, 1976
© Stanley Forman

Via NBC 10 Boston




By Ronnie Forchheimer
Published Nov 27, 2018 



"Millions of people have seen the iconic 1976 photograph of Ted Landsmark being attacked by anti-busing protesters on Boston City Hall Plaza, but few know him by name and most are unaware of his life as an educator and proponent of equal rights in Boston and beyond.

While Landsmark concedes he will be forever associated with the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo, he prefers to be recognized for his accomplishments as a community leader in Boston. In an odd twist, being at the center of one of the most significant civil rights photographs in history elevated Landsmark's profile and gave him the chance to pursue social justice on behalf of many Bostonians."
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"On the way to the hospital, I had a few minutes to gather my thoughts to think, 'something weird has just happened to me and I think it was an anti-busing demonstration and I think somebody just tried to kill me with the American flag'." --Ted Landsmark


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