1950s photos about segregation that need to be seen today

1950s photos about segregation that need to be seen today

Outside looking in. Mobile, 1956,  these little children wishing they could be there.  I am happy to say times are changing.

Outside looking in. Mobile, 1956, these little children wishing they could be there. I am happy to say times are changing.

Harlem, 1948, Gordon Parks

Harlem, 1948, Gordon Parks

The Invisible Man, Harlem, New York, 1952 | Gordon Parks

The Invisible Man, Harlem, New York, 1952 | Gordon Parks

The image is striking: A stone-faced African-American woman in a spotless maid’s uniform cradles a white toddler while a stylishly dressed white woman sits nearby. Gordon Parks took the picture at the Atlanta airport in the spring of 1956. (Photo: Gordon Parks)

The image is striking: A stone-faced African-American woman in a spotless maid’s uniform cradles a white toddler while a stylishly dressed white woman sits nearby. Gordon Parks took the picture at the Atlanta airport in the spring of 1956. (Photo: Gordon Parks)

killerbeesting* Gordon Parks, Untitled, Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956

killerbeesting* Gordon Parks, Untitled, Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956

Gordon Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft. Wikipedia

Gordon Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft. Wikipedia

Gordon Parks  ::  In studies, Children both black and white preferred the white baby over the black baby...attributing positive adjectives to it as well...little brown baby just didn't compare.  Times haven't changed much in this regard.

Gordon Parks :: In studies, Children both black and white preferred the white baby over the black baby...attributing positive adjectives to it as well...little brown baby just didn't compare. Times haven't changed much in this regard.

Gordon Parks - Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948;  Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation

Gordon Parks - Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948; Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation

Gordon Parks, Frustrated, Chicago, IL, 1957

Gordon Parks, Frustrated, Chicago, IL, 1957

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