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    I think he was working for Life magazine at this time.

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    Certainly has a feel of the time about it. Screams 50s at you..... Cowboys in flat caps though ? Now there,s a twist !

    Regards, John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sorensen
    I guess I couldn't help but wondering what they were thinking of the photographer taking their picture. I sure feel like I am an outsider in their world when I look at them in the photo, and none too welcome.

    It's hard to say. knowing that Parks is African-American makes me think I see a little bit of sneering contempt in a couple of the youths expressions. But they may have shown a little contempt for any outsider or "city slciker" in their neck of the woods.

    What a talented person. I am always amazed when I think of what a life Parks had and all he accomplished, especially early in his career when he woulde have faced tremendous odds against success due to racisim.
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    It's a great photo, and yes - those guys do look like they could be a bit lary - giving us a sense of being in Parks' shoes....Or as you say, any city slicker or maybe anyone in town not in their tribe. I can't help feeling the racial undertones, though. Could just aswell have been Teddy-boys on a street corner in Britain at the same time, it really gets the mood of the youth pack.. Scary for outsiders, but especially those who aren't white...
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