This Day in Black History: Nov. 30, 1912

Filmmaker Gordon Parks is born.

Posted: 11/30/2011 08:29 AM EST
Gordon Parks

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Filmmaker, photographer, writer and composer Gordon Alexander Buchanan Parks was born in Fort Scott, Kansas. Parks would go on to direct the groundbreaking 1971 film Shaft, among others. He was also heralded for his photo essays in Life magazine.