Title: My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience

Photographer: Gordon Parks
Author: Juan Williams
Publisher: AARP
Designer: Carl Lehmann-Haupt


Image Title: Water Fountains, Mobile, Alabama 1958 (large detail)
Photo Genre: Social Documentary (Civil Rights)
Book Genre: Anthology / Civil Rights movement

This is a large detail of Parks' photo; the full-frame, color picture reveals that it was taken from what is most likely the passenger seat of a car. A bit of the vehicle's door frame is visible in the lower left corner.

Despite the image title (Water Fountains, Alabama  1958), it is described on the book's jacket as A woman drinks from a segregated water fountain in Birmingham, Alabama, 1956  

To view a full-frame version of Fountains, Alabama 1958, try clicking here.