Thomas Whalen on Bill Russell Statue

Thomas Whalen, associate professor of social science at Boston University and author of "Dynasty's [...]End: Bill Russell and the 1968 - 69 World Champion Boston Celtics," discusses why he thinks a statue of Celtics legend and civil rights activist, Bill Russell, should be erected near the site where Ted Landsmark was attacked by a man using an American flagpole during an anti-busing demonstration in Boston in 1976. The attack resulted in a Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Herald photograph now known as "The Soiling of Old Glory."

Tags: boston university, CGS, civil rights, thomas whalen, ted landsmark, the soiling of old glory, boston herald, bill russell, celtics

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