Gordon Parks

Parks was born in Fort Scott, Kansas on November 30, 1912. Being the son of a tenant farmer, Parks grew up in poverty.
Living impoverished during the civil rights movement caused Gordon Parks to pursued a career as an American author, photographer, and film director, who documented African American life.
Parks became a photographer in order to help in the civil rights movement.
Parks' art allowed for the rest of the art world to see what he saw and further out of the art world showed an African Americans point of view during the civil rights movement

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