An Evening of Poetry, Dance, and Film

Thursday, June 24 @ 6 pm
 at Davidson High School

Join us for an evening of poetry, dance, and film inspired by photographer, filmmaker, and composer Gordon Parks. As part of our ongoing programming about MMofA’s special exhibition Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956, INNERGY Inc. and PowerLines Poetry will perform original works inspired by the exhibition. Following the performances, there will be a film screening of the Gordon Parks documentary, Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks.

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. Read more>>

Sponsored in part by The DREAM Foundation

Additional 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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