Barry W Hughes

[The First and Last American]

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The First and Last American, 2011

Archival digital print, Dimensions Variable


In March 1978 serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin attempted to assassinate Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt. Flynt has fought several prominent legal battles involving the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Joseph Paul Franklin was born James Clayton Vaughn but renamed himself after Paul Joseph Goebbels and Dr. Benjamin Franklin. Franklin, a noted publisher and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States earned the title of 'The First American' and is a signatory of the US Constitution.

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