Friday, February 20, 2009

Black Life in Oklahoma in the 1920's on Film

Be sure to read this article from the NYT about an incredible collection of silent film reels made in the 1920's by a black minister traveling around Oklahoma to organise churches and build congregations: early community organizing! DVD copies of these films are being offered for sale for......$40K-60K.....maybe some philanthropist here in Seattle will buy an edition and have a viewing for the rest of us.
This photo is by Gordon Parks, one of the most amazingly creative people in the last century.

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