LIFE’s first African American staff photographer, Gordon Parks, would have turned 100 today. In honor of his life and career, we’ve republished his landmark photo-essay “Freedom’s Fearful Foe: Poverty” here in its entirety.
Caption from LIFE. "Sick and exhausted from week’s care of the family, Flavio rests on Sunday when his mother is free to look after brothers and sisters. ‘I am not afraid of death,’ he explained earnestly to Parks. ‘But what will they do after?’"

LIFE’s first African American staff photographer, Gordon Parks, would have turned 100 today. In honor of his life and career, we’ve republished his landmark photo-essay “Freedom’s Fearful Foe: Poverty” here in its entirety.

Caption from LIFE. "Sick and exhausted from week’s care of the family, Flavio rests on Sunday when his mother is free to look after brothers and sisters. ‘I am not afraid of death,’ he explained earnestly to Parks. ‘But what will they do after?’"

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    it really moved me,...fortunately a grown man with a family
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