Book Discussion on Gordon Parks: No Excuses

Ann Parr talked about her book for children ages 9-12, Gordon Parks: No Excuses, published by Pelican Publishing Company. At this book… read more

Ann Parr talked about her book for children ages 9-12, Gordon Parks: No Excuses, published by Pelican Publishing Company. At this book launch she celebrated the life of Gordon Parks, who died the previous Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at the age of 93. She described how Gordon Parks overcame the obstacles of poverty and racism to become the first black photographer for Life magazine. He was also a filmmaker, novelist, musician, artist, and poet. She said his success was due to his confidence, courage and compassion. During the presentation Ms. Parr read a portion of the book while showing both the illustrations and the photography of Gordon Parks. She also answered questions from members of the audience. Charles McAfee, a friend of Gordon Parks, also made comments. close

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Book Discussion on Gordon Parks: No Excuses

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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Mar 25, 2006
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May 27, 2006

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  • Mar 25, 2006 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 27, 2006 | 9:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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