Alone after his mother's death, homeless in a Minnesota winter,
young Gordon struggled to stay in school, working at menial jobs
and riding streetcars all night to escape the cold. Refusing to
succumb to despair, he instead transformed his anger at poverty and
racism into a creative force and went on to break down one barrier
after another. He was the first black photographer at "Vogue "and"
Life, "and the first black screenwriter and director in Hollywood,
at the helm of such projects as the award-winning "Shaft." And his
novel, "The Learning Tree, " has sold more than a quarter of a
Spanning the major events of five decades, "Voices in the Mirror"
takes readers from Minnesota and Washington, D.C., to the glamour
of Paris and the ghettos of Rio and Harlem. His intimate portrayals
of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini; of the Muslim and African
American icons Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad and Muhammad Ali; of the
young militants of the civil rights and black power movements; and
of the tragic experiences of the less famous, like the Brazilian
youngster Flavio, combine to form an unforgettable story.
Gordon Parks's life is a metaphor for the courageous vision and
extraordinary resilience of the African American community, while
also serving as a testament to the spirit and generosity that are
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