1950s photos about segregation that need to be seen today

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

Untitled, New York 1956. Gordon Parks.

Untitled, New York 1956

1956 Model in blue satin evening coat worn over a matching strapless sheath both by Gothe, photo by Gordon Parks outside the Hotel Pierre, New York City

Gordon Parks often explored the effects of hatred, bigotry and poverty — subjects he knew firsthand from his childhood. (Photo: Gordon Parks, via The Gordon Parks Foundation)

Gordon Parks: 'A Lasting Love'

Gordon Parks often explored the effects of hatred, bigotry and poverty — subjects he knew firsthand from his childhood. (Photo: Gordon Parks, via The Gordon Parks Foundation)

Eartha Kitt photographed by Gordon Parks for Life Magazine.

Singer Eartha Kitt riding her bicycle down the street, New York, 1952 (Photos by Gordon Parks)

The image is striking: A stone-faced African-American woman in a spotless maid’s uniform cradles a white toddler while a stylishly dressed white woman sits nearby. Gordon Parks took the picture at the Atlanta airport in the spring of 1956. (Photo: Gordon Parks)

Help Unravel a Gordon Parks Southern Mystery

Purchase the Exhibition Catalogue - Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

Gordon Parks, "Boy with June Bug, Kansas, 1963". I like the simplicity of this photo and how the rich colors compliment the boy's rich chocolate skin.

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Gordon Parks, Boy with June Bug, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1963

Gordon Parks Photos of Poverty | Life and death in Harlem: Tragic photos that depict a family saved ...

Life and death in Harlem: Tragic photos that depict a family saved from 60s slums... before their father accidentally killed two of them

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, “Ondria Tanner and Her Grandmother Window-shopping, Mobile, Alabama,”

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