This picture has been floating around social media sites again recently. Such a simple yet powerful image. A rainbow of colors. A beautiful and important message.
Love the skin you are in.
Photo: Gordon Parks
Mr. Clinton said that Washington could learn from Mr. Evers.
“The next time you hear people complaining around Washington about what a rough business democracy is, we might do well to remember what it was like 50 years ago, and the sacrifices that were made.”
“Fighting for a world we can share instead of having to agree to let somebody else control it has always been a highly dangerous proposition. It is expensive in blood and life.”
If you get the chance, don’t miss the exhibition celebrating legendary photographer, filmmaker, musician and writer Gordon Park’s centenary year (he would have turned 100 on November 30th , 2012) at The Studio Museum of Harlem.
Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden and Assistant Curator Lauren Haynes’ Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, features black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay. It’s an intimate history, capturing the gritty essence of another time in Harlem.
The show runs through March 10th.
Now that you have treated others treat yourself.
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Featured item: Harlem: A Century in Images (Hardcover) By (author) Deborah Willis, Cheryl Finley, Elizabeth Alexander.
A century of Harlem, through the eyes and lenses of some of the most important artists and photographers of the twentieth century. The vibrant and bustling neighborhood occupying the upper reaches of Manhattan has been at the crossroads of the artistic, literary, and political currents of the African-American community since the early days of the twentieth century.