R.I.P. Gordon Parks

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Filmmaker Gordon Parks Dies at 93

By POLLY ANDERSON, Associated Press Writer 5 minutes ago


NEW YORK

Gordon Parks, who captured the struggles and triumphs of black America as a photographer for Life magazine and then became Hollywood's first major black director with "The Learning Tree" and the hit "Shaft," died Tuesday, a family member said. He was 93.


Parks, who also wrote fiction and was an accomplished composer, died in New York, his nephew, Charles Parks, said in a telephone interview from Lawrence, Kan.

"Nothing came easy," Parks wrote in his autobiography. "I was just born with a need to explore every tool shop of my mind, and with long searching and hard work. I became devoted to my restlessness."

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Peace My Brother for real
All the greats from every era every industry
Are slowly passing away-Much Love
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I-khan said:
Filmmaker Gordon Parks Dies at 93

By POLLY ANDERSON, Associated Press Writer 5 minutes ago


NEW YORK

Gordon Parks, who captured the struggles and triumphs of black America as a photographer for Life magazine and then became Hollywood's first major black director with "The Learning Tree" and the hit "Shaft," died Tuesday, a family member said. He was 93.


Parks, who also wrote fiction and was an accomplished composer, died in New York, his nephew, Charles Parks, said in a telephone interview from Lawrence, Kan.

"Nothing came easy," Parks wrote in his autobiography. "I was just born with a need to explore every tool shop of my mind, and with long searching and hard work. I became devoted to my restlessness."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060308...n_mo/obit_parks


Thanks brother I-Khan, this was one helluva man, who lived one helluva life! Awesome is too weak a word to describe him... He was a totally liberated man, who lived his life his way... If I could only say as much about myself...
Rest in Peace, Mr. Gordon Parks...


Peace!
Isaiah
 

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Isaiah said:
Thanks brother I-Khan, this was one helluva man, who lived one helluva life! Awesome is too weak a word to describe him... He was a totally liberated man, who lived his life his way... If I could only say as much about myself...
Rest in Peace, Mr. Gordon Parks...


Peace!
Isaiah
I have been looking into buying some of his books,and I already saw SHAFT.This man was a great example on how to express oneself on many levels.
 

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