Gordon Parks: A renaissance man

November 2011
New York Amsterdam News;11/10/2011, Vol. 102 Issue 45, p32
A biography of photojournalist Gordon Parks is presented. He was born on November 30, 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas . He was born of tenant farmers. He taught himself photography and began working as a freelance portrait and fashion photographer. Then he wrote a book and several autobiographies. He also became first Black American to direct a major motion picture in Hollywood. He became the first Black to win an Oscar for music composition. He received a host of medals and honours.


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