Midway: Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood

Midway: Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood

L. Gale Lemerand Wing
Open February 13, 2021 through April 11, 2021

Gordon Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer, and film director. In 1943, while working for the Office of War Information, Gordon Parks was given an assignment to travel to Daytona Beach, to photograph the renowned African American educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune, and her surroundings. The pictures he took capture a time of imminent and momentous change. Image Credit: Gordon Parks, 1943, Daytona Beach, Florida, January 1943, Bethune-Cookman College, girl welder in the National Youth Administration school. 14865-C, photograph from original negative. Museum Purchase. 99.01.032