dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
21 november 1968 anniversary of bernie boston's flower power photograph

21 november 1968 anniversary of bernie boston's flower power photograph

21 November 1968 Thirteen months ago today, Bernie Boston took this now iconic photograph at an anti-war protest at the Pentagon. Titled Flower Power and photographed during the “March on the Pentagon, Boston was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

While Boston knew that he had taken an incredible image, the Washington Star editor did not. As a result, he the photographed was buried deep in the paper. It was only after Boston entered the photograph in competitions, that it was recognized.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors participate in the “March on the Pentagon”? Did you watch it on tv? Do you remember this photograph? Did you that Bernie Boston was the photographer? Do you remember seeing it in the Star? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Flower Power, 21 October 1967. Bernie Boston, photographer. Fair use.

22 november 1968 &  customer looks for xmas card

22 november 1968 & customer looks for xmas card

20 november 1968 & bernie boston

20 november 1968 & bernie boston