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Parks, Gordon 1912-2006

Overview
Works: 645 works in 1,029 publications in 3 languages and 25,583 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Poetry  Case studies  Pictorial works  Picture books 
Roles: Director, Illustrator, Composer, Narrator, Performer, Photographer, Interviewee, Editor, Film editor, Author of introduction, Producer, Honoree
Classifications: PS3566.A73, B
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Most widely held works by Gordon Parks
The learning tree by Gordon Parks ( Book )
45 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiographical novel about a boy entering his teens in a racially segregated Kansas town in the 1920s
Shaft by John Singleton ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective John Shaft is hired by a Harlem mobster to find his kidnapped teenage daughter and finds himself up against some Mafia chieftains who want to take over a chunk of the black underworld's uptown territory
J.T. by Jane Wagner ( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J.T. begins to change when he discovers there is more satisfaction in caring for an injured cat than in listening to a stolen transistor radio
Born Black by Gordon Parks ( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks, a black man at ease with himself and with the white world, was able to communicate across the boundaries of race--a significant accomplishment in the racial polarization of the 1960s. This book is an intense and compassionate study of that polarization. Composed not only of articles commissioned by Life magazine but also material which appears here for the first time, this is a personal account of some of the men and movements from the decade of black revolution--1960 to 1970. Here is a report on the Black Muslims and an arresting glimpse of Malcolm X; an intimate portrait of Stokely Carmichael and another of Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay; a moving reflection on the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.; a glimpse into the life of a Harlem family. "I came to each story with a strong sense of involvement, finding it difficult to screen out my own memories of a scarred past," Parks writes. His own intense feeling, growing out of what he has become, is stamped on almost every page. The knowledge of the special perils and consequences of having been born black that the author shares with his subjects is, in the end, the real substance of this book--in the text and in the stunning photographs which accompany it.--From publisher description
A poet and his camera by Gordon Parks ( Book )
6 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gordon Parks: whispers of intimate things by Gordon Parks ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eyes with winged thoughts by Gordon Parks ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of photographs and poems conveys the author's personality as a Renaissance American and consider his meditations and emotions pertaining to such topics as the war in Iraq and the tsunami tragedy
The learning tree ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces one year in the life of young Newt, in which he learns about love, fear, racial injustice, and his own capacity for honor
Shannon by Gordon Parks ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moments without proper names by Gordon Parks ( Book )
6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solomon Northup's odyssey twelve years a slave ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery
Flavio by Gordon Parks ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gordon Parks : no excuses by Ann Parr ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of the first black photographer for Life magazine who also is a successful novelist, director, producer, screenwriter, and music composer
In love by Gordon Parks ( Book )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gordon Parks' "Visions" the images, words and music of Gordon Parks ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Within the moments, the scattered fragments, the fleeting images which his cameras and notebooks have recorded, are pictures of a nation, strong and weak, black and white, rich and poor, and the words of a man, the son of a Kansas dirt farmer whose fascinating life journey sought and achieved a unique personal vision. He is Gordon Parks."
Arias in silence by Gordon Parks ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Glimpses toward infinity by Gordon Parks ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features Gordon Park's most innovative and artistically dynamic works to date--evocative images of objects found in nature arranged in imaginary landscapes painted by the artist himself--alongside his most recent poems, including a moving homage to the Oklahoma City bombing
Africa to America to Paris migration of black writers ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This program traces the path of African-American literature from the shores of the U.S. to the Left Bank of Paris at the end of World War II through the late 1960s. The program provides context by first exploring the New Orleans salon poetry of Desdunes and discussing the historic suppression of black activists in the U.S. After the Harlem Renaissance, an increasingly hostile climate drove writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright to Paris, where liberal racial attitudes allowed for greater artistic expression. This program traces their lives in France through remembrances of fellow artists and readings from their diaries and works."--Films Media Group website
Growing up black : from the slave days to the present - 25 African-Americans reveal the trials and triumphs of their childhoods ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A star for noon : an homage to women in images, poetry, and music by Gordon Parks ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Buchanan Parks, Gordon Roger Alexander 1912-2006
Gordon Parks
Parks, Gordon A. 1912-2006
Parks, Gordon Alexander Buchanan
Parks, Gordon Jr
Parks, Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan
Parks, Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan 1912-2006
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