He stayed at a church in Michigan where he played checkers and sang in a church group. He started to play basketball at parks all around the U.S.A in CHICAGO, NEW YORK, ST PAUL; he struggled against racism and poverty. He also started to learn how to film and be a photographer. He spent three month's in jail for something someone else did. The tortured him and beat him trying to make him confess about a murder he hadn't commit. Eventually they caught the person who committed the murder. that was the thirties. Eventually some of his friend's joined the corp. because of unemployment because of the depression. That’s when he hitchhiked all the way to Ohio when a stranger gave him a ride. He had a few stops but the guy was going all the way to Chicago. When four policemen with shotguns pulled them over for minor traffic stop when they saw the tarpaulin; and the policemen seemed awfully relieved when the saw boxes of rubber heels. The waved at us on without an explanation and in Lima, a small town further down the road, we found out who they were looking for. Three men who killed a sheriff, broken into a jail and escaped with john Dillinger, the most notorious public enemy of the thirties. He took a dad coach from Chicago to Minneapolis. Among him was his three best friend’s then he moved from the camp to another campsite near Philadelphia, he got his wife sally a room in the city with a family named America. It was a comfortable home and they were good people.
November 30 1912 a Gordon park was born in fort Scott Kansas he was one of the youngest out of 15 children. When his mom died he moved to st Paul Minnesota with his sister because of arguments about him not going to school and learning. They kicked him out they house. That's when he started to live in poverty he than started to work as a piano player at a brothel also he was a busboy and a basketball player and a civilian conservation corps. At the age of 25, park’s beings pursue photographer. in 1941 becomes the first photographer. To receive
His autobiographical novel The Learning Tree, covering his rough Kansas childhood, won rave reviews and strong sales. When Warner Brothers expressed interest, Parks told them he would direct the film himself, and he became the first African-American to direct a film for a major studio. He went on to direct Shaft and its sequel Shaft's Big Score, Half Slave, Half Free, and several other movies. His biography of bluesman Lead belly was perhaps his best film, but it was Shaft that had the most impact on American culture. Black audiences had never before been offered a major-studio action film with a black hero. It not only spawned several years of "blaxploitation" action films, it earned enough money to save then-struggling MGM from bankruptcy. Parks was a close friend of Muhammad Ali, and godfather for Malcolm X's daughter Quibilah Shabazz. He was a co-founder of Essence magazine, and wrote a ballet called Martin, in honor of King. His numerous books include The Sun Stalker, Poet & His Camera, To Smile in Autumn, and his autobiography, Voices in the Mirror. His last book was a choice of weapon’s, which describes his childhood, and all the way to his earl years in his retirement, Parks did whatever he wished. In 2004, he interviewed retro rocker Lenny Kravitz for Interview magazine. He completed a book of nude photography, and often traveled to film screenings and museum programs in his honor.