Composure and pride in the midst of abject humiliation.

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"Colored Entrance, Mobile, Alabama, From the amazing Gordon Parks Segregation Series--Link to the Gordon Parks foundation Archive: Civil Rights

Shopfront child mannequins - c.1950s

Photo by Gordon Parks - Ondria Tanner and Her Grandmother Window-shopping, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 @ The Gordon Parks Foundation

“Untitled, Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956.”  Photograph by Gordon Parks/Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation.

Gordon Parks’s “Segregation Story”

A black family buying food at a segregated ice cream stand, by Gordon Parks, Shady Grove, Alabama,

Gordon Parks: Una historia de segregación racial |

Gordon Parks: Una historia de segregación racial

  Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks   (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006)  Gordon Parks was a groundbreaking American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist and film director. He is best remembered for his photo essays for Life magazine and as the…

Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (November 1912 – March Gordon Parks was a groundbreaking American photographer, mu.

segregated water fountain, mobile alabama--- photos by Gordon Parks

At Segregated Drinking Fountain, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 © Photo by Gordon Parks, The Gordon Parks Foundation

A country divided: Stunning photographs capture the lives of ordinary Americans during segregation in the Jim Crow south

A country divided: Stunning photographs capture

Gordon Parks’ Color Photographs Of Segregation « Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design

1945 — V-J Day in Times Square

1945 — V-J Day in Times Square/Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images An American sailor passionately kisses a nurse as thousands jam into Times Square to celebrate the long-awaited victory over Japan in World War II.

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"Ella Watson and her Grandchildren," by Gordon Parks, 1942 thinking about Mr. Parks works today and I love that he directed Shaft, made honest pics like this of poverty and then created gorgeous couture pics .

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Gravediggers Petain Funeral, Ile d' Yeu, 1951 (by Gordon Parks)

Gordon Parks hadn’t been to his hometown, Fort Scott, Indiana, in more than 20 years when he returned there in 1950 as a photojournalist on assignment  ...

Life Never Ran These Striking Images of What It Was Like to Be Black in 1950s America

'50's...     small town in the south...

Lost for more than 50 years since they were featured in Life magazine, Gordon Parks’s stunning images show daily life for one Alabama family in the shadow of race riots, bus boycotts and the fight for civil rights

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