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Theodore C. Landsmark

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
University President

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Exotic Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Coastal Carolina
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
5/17/1946
Birth Location:
Kansas City, Missouri

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
University President

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Exotic Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Coastal Carolina
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
5/17/1946
Birth Location:
Kansas City
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Biography

The subject of a famous 1977 Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph that showed him being attacked by a man with an American flag on the steps of Boston's Government Center, Ted Landsmark was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 17, 1946. His family moved to East Harlem in New York by the time he started school. After attending Stuyvesant High School and St. Paul's Preparatory, Landsmark went on to Yale University, where he earned a B.A. in political science in 1969. He then earned professional degrees from Yale Law School and Yale School of Architecture. Years later, Landsmark completed his Ph.D. at Boston University.

Landsmark has worked as the dean of graduate and continuing education at the Massachusetts College of Art. He also served as the director of Boston's Office of Community Partnerships. Landsmark is currently the president and CEO of the Boston Architectural Center, a school offering degrees in architecture and interior design and one of the only schools in the country fully staffed by individuals practicing in the areas they teach.

A passionate student of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century African American art, Landsmark has spoken extensively on the subject. He has received fellowships from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and the National Science Foundation, and he serves on the editorial board for Architecture Boston. Landsmark also serves as a trustee to numerous arts related foundations including Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Theodore Landsmark's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Theodore Landsmark lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Theodore Landsmark describes his family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Theodore Landsmark describes his grandparents' immigration to the United States
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Theodore Landsmark talks about his grandfather, William Landsmark, an active Garveyite
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Theodore Landsmark talks about his mother, Rubye Landsmark
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Theodore Landsmark describes significant figures in his upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Theodore Landsmark talks about his father, James Burrell
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Theodore Landsmark describes the sights, sounds, and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Theodore Landsmark describes his childhood in Harlem
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Theodore Landsmark describes being bused to Jewish schools in upper Manhattan after Brown v. Board of Education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Theodore Landsmark recalls his favorite subjects in school and his childhood aspirations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Theodore Landsmark remembers influential figures from his grade school years
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Theodore Landsmark talks about Stuyvesant High School in New York City
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Theodore Landsmark describes his high school activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Theodore Landsmark describes how the City of New York supplemented his education at Stuyvesant High School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Theodore Landsmark describes his college application process and his decision to attend St. Paul's School, a college-preparatory in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Theodore Landsmark describes his experience at St. Paul School in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Theodore Landsmark talks about Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and his classmates there
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Theodore Landsmark talks about political and cultural activity at and around Yale University in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Theodore Landsmark talks about his contributions to The Civil Rights Movement as a college student
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Theodore Landsmark talks about his decision to enroll at Yale Law School and Yale School of Architecture
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Theodore Landsmark talks about his first job at the law offices of Hill & Barlow
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Theodore Landsmark talks about working for the Job Corps and the decline of Harlem
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Theodore Landsmark talks about the dissolution of his marriage and his decision to leave the practice of law
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Theodore Landsmark describes walking into an anti-busing march during Boston's busing crisis
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Theodore Landsmark talks about being attacked during an anti-busing demonstration
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Theodore Landsmark talks about his medical treatment and media report after he was attacked in an anti-busing demonstration
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Theodore Landsmark describes the political climate of Boston, Massachusetts in 1976
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Theodore Landsmark describes community action leveraging the Boston busing march
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Theodore Landsmark talks about "The Soiling of Old Glory" and the impact on his attackers
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Theodore Landsmark describes the waterfront community of dock workers in South Boston
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Theodore Landsmark talks about the Boston Gun Project a.k.a. Operation Ceasefire
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Theodore Landsmark talks about his work at Boston Architectural College
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Theodore Landsmark describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Theodore Landsmark reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Theodore Landsmark talks about how he would like to be remembered