She told her brother, who told the rest of their family. Freeman was found guilty but was jailed for only one day.
See Article History Alternative Title: The son of a tenant farmer, Parks grew up in poverty.
After dropping out of high schoolhe held a series of odd jobs, including pianist and waiter. In he bought a camera and initially made a name for himself as a portrait and fashion photographer. While with the FSA, he took perhaps his best-known photograph, American Gothic, which featured an African American cleaning woman holding a mop and broom while standing in front of an American flag.
In Parks became a staff photographer for Life magazine, the first African American to hold that position.
Parks, who remained with the magazine untilbecame known for his portrayals of ghetto life, black nationalists, and the civil rights movement.
A photo-essay about a child from a Brazilian slum was expanded into a television documentary and a book with poetryboth titled Flavio. Other works included Born Blacka collection of essays, the novel Shannonand Arias in Silence In Parks became the first African American to direct a major motion picture with his film adaptation of The Learning Tree.
He also produced the movie and wrote the screenplay and musical score.
He next directed Shaftwhich centred on a black detective. A major success, it helped give rise to the genre of African American action films known as blaxploitation.
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She grew up on her parents’ farm, outside the town, and went to the same one-room schoolhouse her mother had attended. Watch video · Maya Angelou Biography Civil Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Activist (–) Maya Angelou was a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings .
Guardian writer Gary Younge reported that in Angelou's Harlem home were several African wall hangings and her collection of paintings, including ones of several jazz trumpeters, a watercolor of Rosa Parks, and a Faith Ringgold work titled "Maya's Quilt Of Notable works: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, "On the Pulse of Morning".
Throughout history many famous African-American men and women have contributed significantly to society as far as civil rights, music, science, sports, equality are concerned. Their remarkable efforts and achievements, and life stories are often are quite worthy of high recognition.
Below is a list of some of the most famous African-Americans of all time.