Gordon Parks: Segregation Story In Mobile, 1956


Sat, Jan 16 | 10:00 AM


Gordon Parks: Segregation Story In Mobile, 1956

4850 Museum Dr
Mobile, AL 36608

Additional Dates:

  • Wed, Oct 20 | 10:00am
  • Thu, Oct 21 | 10:00am
  • Fri, Oct 22 | 10:00am
  • Sat, Oct 23 | 10:00am
  • Tue, Oct 26 | 10:00am
  • Wed, Oct 27 | 10:00am
  • Thu, Oct 28 | 10:00am
  • Fri, Oct 29 | 10:00am
  • Sat, Oct 30 | 10:00am
  • Tue, Nov 02 | 10:00am


This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation. The images were originally published in a 1956 photo essay by Parks, an assignment from Life magazine after the Montgomery bus boycotts, but have come to be known around the world for helping to inspire the Civil Rights movement. These photographs are lent to MMofA by the Gordon Parks Foundation. Throughout the exhibition, MMofA is also partnering with area African American organizations on programs in various disciplines: film, poetry, visual arts and civil rights history.

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