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Gordon Parks Back to Fort Scott

Gordon Parks back to Fort Scott focuses on a little known photo essay about school segregation undertaken by Gordon Parks in 195o for Life.

Because it never appeared in the pages of the magazine, few are aware of the landmark story, which brought Parks back to his hometown of Fort Scott, Kanas, more than twenty years after he left as a teenager and moved to north Minnesota following the death of his mother. The issue of segregated education was regularly in the news during the years leading up to supreme courts Brown v. Board of education decision (1954).