Gordon Parks photo, circa. 1943

In 1943, Gordon Parks, was a photographer for the Farm Services Administration documenting aspects of race in American life.  This photo was taken at a Camp in New York that was integrated long before it was acceptable.  The Camp is named for Gaylord White, a prominent progressive in New York in what was known as the settlement movement.  Gordon Parks, “Interracial Activities at Camp Gaylord White, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. Campers singing the ‘Ballad for Americans'” Arden, New York.  Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, # LC-DIG-fsa-8d32620

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