This specific series of photos below was called The Restraints: Open and Hidden. Parks followed the lives of three families living in and around downtown Mobile, Alabama in 1956, and showed how they went about their daily routine in a town separated by race with children at their side. They were published in Life Magazine in September 1956.
Only 20 of the photos were published in 1956 but 50 color transparencies were found in 2012. 40 of these are on display at the High Museum of Art Atlanta.
Gordon Parks wasn't just a photographer but he also dabbling in writing, directing, and co-founded the magazine, Essence. He passed away at the age of 93 in 2006 and left behind a legacy of meaningful work.