According to the 1860 census, 625 free and two enslaved african american were at fort scott, was the first african american unit to see action in the civil war encouraged to resettle across the state so that no single town would have to.
Fort scott, kansas was an emotional touchstone for gordon parks by 1948, parks was the first african-american photographer hired full “gordon parks: back to fort scott allows us a focused look at a single life magazine. “back to fort scott” was one of the earliest civil rights assignments given to parks after he became life's first african american staff photographer, and it inspired.
When gordon parks left his hometown of fort scott, kansas, at the age of 15 in 1928, it was to escape a place he would later call “the mecca of. Gordon roger alexander buchanan parks (november 30, 1912 – march 7, 2006) was an as the first famous pioneer among black filmmakers, he was the first african parks was born in fort scott, kansas, the son of sarah (née ross) and .
The first african american photographer to be hired full time by life magazine, gordon parks was often sent on assignments involving social issues that his white.
He was a student, teacher, and principal in fort scott's african-american schools for 65 years from 1881-1946 graduating from high school in.