Ken Taylor: The right man at the right time

Ken Taylor: The right man at the right time

This article originally appeared in Canadian Fabric Magazine, Vol. 1, published January, 2014. On November 4, 1979, during the Iranian Revolution, a group of students stormed the American embassy in Tehran, holding 52 people hostage for 444 days. Unbeknownst to the revolutionaries, six American citizens working in a nearby consulate escaped, seeking refuge in two houses under the protection of Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor. The event was heavily fictionalized in Argo, Ben Affleck’s Best Picture Award-winning…

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