Students discuss Boston’s racial history with busing icon
Boston Globe - 05/05/2017
Then on Friday, the students came face to face with Theodore C. Landsmark, who became an icon of Boston’s busing crisis when he was captured in that photograph nearly three decades before they were born. His visit to the John W. McCormack Middle School in Dorchester touched off a discussion about the past that was by turns lofty and visceral.
Landsmark, 70, said he has resisted speaking out every time racial incidents erupt in Boston because he doesn’t want his life to be defined by that one moment. A 29-year-old Yale-educated lawyer at the time of the attack, he has served as president of Boston Architectural College and is currently director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University.