Residents interested in learning more about a plan to develop a
Parks, who died in 2006 at age 93, launched his career as a photographer in the 1940s when he was given the chance to photograph gowns for
He went on to capture American culture in his photographs "with a focus on race relations, poverty, civil rights, and urban life," shooting such notable people as
In addition to his work with a camera, Parks was also an accomplished composer, author and filmmaker.
The memorial site is planned for the
The memorial idea was first discussed in 2006, months after Parks died, Hickman said. It was formally launched in 2011, after Hickman received state grant money to help with her "In the Footsteps of
Since then, Parks family members, artists and city officials have discussed their vision for the memorial, Hickman said.
At this weekend's Rondo Days celebration, residents will be able to offer ideas for the memorial by filling out a survey or participating in an interview. They can participate in the planning from
Another public event to solicit ideas is planned for downtown
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