Drop-in Tour | “Gordon Parks: Stokely Carmichael and Black Power”


Drop-in Tour | Gordon Parks: Stokely Carmichael and Black Power

Photographer Gordon Parks (1912–2006) once said of his artistic awakening, “I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs.” The five emotive photographs he took for Life magazine in 1967 of civil-rights activist Stokely Carmichael are the centerpiece of Gordon Parks: Stokely Carmichael and Black Power. The exhibition also features nearly 50 other contextual photographs of the era. 

This tour is included with general admission, which is free on Thursdays. Meet up with the docent in the lobby of the Beck Building.

Safety Guidelines In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here.


Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.

“Gordon Parks: Stokely Carmichael and Black Power” is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation.

Generous support for the exhibition and opening celebration provided by:
Anne Levy Charitable Trust/Jean Karotkin

Dr. Ruth Simmons
Drs. Jakeen and Garfield Johnson
Simin and Gaurdie Banister
Drs. Annette and Anthony Brissett/Nicholas Stuart and Zsavon Butler
DIR Inc./Drs. Russell H. and Rosalind C. Jackson
Wendy and Mavis Kelsey/Fan and Peter Morris
Karen and Ramon Manning 
Merinda Watkins-Martin and Reginald Martin