Sunday, July 12, 2015

Segregation Story, 1956

In 1956, Life magazine photographer Gordon Parks traveled to southern Alabama to document the life of an extended African American family living under the oppression of Jim Crow laws. Although best known for his black-and-white images, Parks shot more than 200 color pictures, many of which were not rediscovered until 2012, six years after his death.

At Segregated Drinking Fountain, Mobile, Alabama, 1956

Outside Looking In, Mobile, Alabama, 1956

Department Store, Mobile, Alabama, 1956

Ondria Tanner and Her Grandmother Window-shopping,
Mobile, Alabama, 1956

More:The Gordon Parks Foundation

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