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March 8, 2006

Gordon Parks, Influential Director And Photojournalist, Dead At 93 Opens in new window

Gordon Parks, one of the 20th Century's greatest photojournalists and an influential filmmaker, died Tuesday at 93. Parks' films, most notably "The Learning Tree" (1969) and "Shaft" (1971), helped to open doors for not only African American directors but more nuanced portrayals of blacks onscreen. More...

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