1950s photos about segregation that need to be seen today

Gordon Parks' Photo Essay On 1950s Segregation Needs To Be Seen Today

“I choose my camera as a weapon against all the things I dislike about America- poverty, racism, discrimination.” ~Gordon Parks

“I choose my camera as a weapon against all the things I dislike about America- poverty, racism, discrimination.” ~Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft. Wikipedia

Gordon Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft. Wikipedia

Gordon Parks. Parks took this photo of a worker in the Washington DC office building of the Farm Security Administration on his first day of work there. Parks later worked for Life Magazine and wrote, directed and composed the music for the film "The Learning Tree." He describes taking this photo in his first autobiography.

Gordon Parks. Parks took this photo of a worker in the Washington DC office building of the Farm Security Administration on his first day of work there. Parks later worked for Life Magazine and wrote, directed and composed the music for the film "The Learning Tree." He describes taking this photo in his first autobiography.

When Life magazine sent Gordon Parks to document the daily lives of three black families living in Alabama, it was 1956, during the Montgomery bus boycott.

When Life magazine sent Gordon Parks to document the daily lives of three black families living in Alabama, it was 1956, during the Montgomery bus boycott.

Gordon Parks - Malcolm X holding up Black Muslim newspaper., Harlem, New York, 1963

Gordon Parks - Malcolm X holding up Black Muslim newspaper., Harlem, New York, 1963

At Segregated Drinking Fountain. Mobile, 1956. Gordon Parks's Alternative Civil Rights Photographs - NYTimes.com

A Radically Prosaic Approach to Civil Rights Images

At Segregated Drinking Fountain. Mobile, 1956. Gordon Parks's Alternative Civil Rights Photographs - NYTimes.com

Outside looking in. Mobile, 1956,  these little children wishing they could be there.  I am happy to say times are changing.

Outside looking in. Mobile, 1956, these little children wishing they could be there. I am happy to say times are changing.

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