It is one of the most iconic photographs of the twentieth century. I would argue that for many, it tells the story of the American war in Vietnam, or the Vietnam War, more eloquently than any other image. The picture is often called simply, "the napalm girl."
And Facebook decided to censor it. Because the child depicted is not wearing any clothes.
Because she was burned so badly that she was basically on fire.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
There was drama from beginning to end. Getting desks and chairs and setting them up outside Old Town Hall. Getting bunch of parking tickets at 8:23 a.m. (OK, I admit I am posting this in part to provide a link to it -- so I can prove to the Parking Hearing Officer that my entire class was downtown to set up this photo. I am hoping s/he will have mercy on me and my promise to protest or pay all the tickets!) Getting wet on the rainy, slushy way to and from our site to take a photo to enter into a contest for first year seminar class pictures. Since our class was on The City: History, Memory and Imagination, I think we did OK.