Remember your history… Gordon Parks, Ondria Tanner and Her Grandmother Window-shopping, Mobile, Alabama, 1956. Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation.

Gordon Parks was the first African American photographer employed by Life magazine, and the Segregation Story was a pivotal point in his career, introducing a national audience to the lived experience of segregation in Mobile, Alabama.

Parks’s images vividly chronicle the day-to-day life of the Thornton, Causey, and Tanner families facing the realities of living in the Jim Crow South, illustrating the accomplishments and injustices experienced by these families.

See and read more at http://www.gordonparksfoundation.org/exhibitions/gordon-parks-segregation-story10

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