The State Museum in Albany is marking the 100th birthday of photographer Gordon Parks with an exhibit of his works. The show opening on Jan. 26 showcases six decades of Parks’ photographs. It will include his most famous photo, American Gothic, Washington, D.C., which shows a black cleaning woman standing in front of an American flag with a broom and a mop. State Education Commissioner John King says Parks’ work helped drive the Civil Rights movement by exposing the stark realities of life faced by many African Americans.
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