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Masur examines the photograph’s visual power and provides an informed deconstruction of the image in terms of composition, texture and light. With his precise skills as a cultural historian, Masur probes deeper, analyzing the photograph’s role in the emotional collision of civil-rights activism with continued racism and the resulting changes in the community…a fascinating look at both the sacred and profane ways the flag has been portrayed in the name of artistic expression and the legislative attempts to limit them… Sharp and vivid.