Alabama Contemporary Art Center: Film Series: Gordon Parks

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Date(s) - September 24, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Alabama Contemporary Art Center


As part of our ongoing programming about MMofA’s special exhibition Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956, we’ve partnered with our friends at Alabama Contemporary Art Center to screen a series of films directed by the famed photojournalist. See the full schedule below.
Friday, July 16 @ 6:30 pm
Friday, September 24 @ 6:30 pm
Friday, November 19 @ 6:30 pm
The Learning Tree
About GORDON PARKS: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956
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.
Community Programming support by Mobile City Council members: Joel Daves (District 5), Gina Gregory (District 7), Bess Rich (District 6), Frederick D. Richardson, Jr. (District 1), C.J. Small (District 3), and John C. Williams (District 4).
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