A choice of weapons

Title A choice of weapons
Names Parks, Gordon.
Huie, Wing Young.
Huie, Wing Young foreword.
Book Number DBC24745
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation Gordon Parks -- photographer for 'Life' magazine, writer, composer, artist, and filmmaker -- was only 16 in 1928 when he moved from Kansas to St. Paul, Minnesota, after his mother's death. There, homeless and hungry, he began his fight to survive the brutal Minnesota winter, to educate himself, and to 'prove my worth.' Working at a succession of jobs from janitor to railroad porter to busboy to musician to professional basketball player, in such places as St. Paul, Chicago, and New York, Parks struggled against poverty and racism, not just to avoid failure but to achieve success. He taught himself photography with a secondhand camera, worked for local newspapers serving the black community, and ... began to document the poverty among blacks on Chicago's South Side. His portfolio won him a year-long fellowship, which he spent with the Farm Security Administration. Adult. Unrated.
Narrator Judson, Andrew.
Local Subject Arts & Architecture - ART
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Biography & Autobiography - BIO
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Short Book - SH
Audience Notes Unrated.
Male narrator.
LC Subject African American photographers - Biography
Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
Photographers - United States - Biography
Call Number 770.92 B ANF
Language English
Released 2021
Publication Info St. Paul : Minnesota State Services for the Blind, Communication Center, 2021
Original Publication Recorded from: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2010] 9780873517690
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