Showing posts from February, 2017

Gordon Parks: A Photograph of Racism and Poverty

“I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera.” – Gordon Parks ~ Segregation history, Gordon Parks. 

Pictures have always captivated me.......I liked them and the stories they can tell.  A photo can cause many emotions and rekindle memories.  Gordon Parks was a man that created those type of photos, these photos are heart wrenching, controversial, and they start great discussion even today.  Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks was born in Fort Scott, Kansas.  He was the youngest of fifteen children.  When Parks arrived stillborn, his doctor dipped him in ice water, which shocked his tiny body back to life.  He was named after the doctor that saved his life.  After his mother's death, he moved to Minneapolis to live with a sister at the age of fourteen. He worked many odd jobs to make money.  At the age of 25, he was looking at a magazine article about migrant farm workers a…

Coloring Books that Highlight Famous African-Americans

Everyone loves to color! Coloring can be a stress reliever and a great pastime. Since this is Black History Month, I decided to highlight some great coloring books that talk about great African-Americans that have made a positive impact in history. It is a great thing to be able to have fun coloring and learn about history at the same time. These coloring and activity books are not just for kids, adults can join in the fun also! Happy Coloring!!!!!