Sometimes a moment can change history. This one took 1/250th of a second.
Boston, April 5, 1976. As the city simmered with racial tension over forced school busing, newsman Stanley Forman hurried to City Hall to photograph that day’s protest, arriving just in time to snap the image that his editor would title “The Soiling of Old Glory.” T he photo made headlines across the United States and won Forman his second Pulitzer Prize. I t shocked Boston, and
Louis P. Masuris the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of American I nstitutions and Values at T rinity College in Hartford. He is the editor ofReviews in American History, one of the most widely read journals in its field. His books include1831: Year of EclipseandAutumn Glory: Baseball’s First World Series. more >>