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This Day in Black History: Nov. 30, 1912

This Day in Black History: Nov. 30, 1912

Filmmaker, photographer, composer and writer Gordon Parks is born.

Published November 30, 2011

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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.

Written by Britt Middleton

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