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A choice of weapons, Gordon Parks

Label
A choice of weapons
Title
A choice of weapons
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Parks
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gordon Parks -- photographer for 'Life' magazine, writer, composer, artist, and filmmaker -- was only 16 in 1928 when he moved from Kansas to St. Paul, Minnesota, after his mother's death. There, homeless and hungry, he began his fight to survive the brutal Minnesota winter, to educate himself, and to 'prove my worth.' Working at a succession of jobs from janitor to railroad porter to busboy to musician to professional basketball player, in such places as St. Paul, Chicago, and New York, Parks struggled against poverty and racism, not just to avoid failure but to achieve success. He taught himself photography with a secondhand camera, worked for local newspapers serving the black community, and ... began to document the poverty among blacks on Chicago's South Side. His portfolio won him a year-long fellowship, which he spent with the Farm Security Administration ..."
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 770/.92/4
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR140.P35
LC item number
A3 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Borealis
Label
A choice of weapons, Gordon Parks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1966
Control code
13946477
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 274 p.
Isbn
9780873512022
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
86017993
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 2001.
Label
A choice of weapons, Gordon Parks
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1966
Control code
13946477
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 274 p.
Isbn
9780873512022
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
86017993
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 2001.

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