Tag Archives: Gordon Parks

Friday Open Thread

TGIF, Everyone! What’s on your bookshelves, tablets, Kindles, etc.? Here’s what I’m currently reading: Autobiography of a People: Three Centuries of African American History Told by Those Who Lived It And check out this amazing couple’s efforts to literally get … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread|Blaxploitation Movies Week

Today’s movies are a trilogy that helped define the era and ushered in a Black Hero Original: John Shaft..complete with an Oscar Winning theme song and two sequels. Shaft is a 1971 American “blaxploitation” film directed by Gordon Parks, released … Continue reading

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