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This photograph illustrates Kansas born photographer, musician, writer and film director Gordon Parks (1912-2006) directing the 1968 film "The Learning Tree". Born in Fort Scott, Kansas, Parks spent much of his youth with relatives in St. Paul, Minnesota where he began establishing himself capturing high fashion and social political movements including the deaths of Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr.

Date: 1968

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This photograph can be used as a jumping off point to discuss Parks and all of his artistic endeavors such as writing, directing, and photography.

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Item Number: 803
Call Number: B Parks, Gordon *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 803

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