Gordon travelled to Alabama in 1956 for Life in order to document how the south are being segregated with a writer called Robert Wallace. Later, in the September of that year, 26 of Parks’ photographs were published in a story titled, “The Restrained: Open and hidden.”
The photographs clearly shows the touching story of three families, the Thornton, Causey, and Tanner living an unequal life separately in the Jim Crow South.
He did persuaded justice throughout his career with the aid of his camera. The public were able to observe segregation clearly when they come across his “Quiet” photographs of how they live in Alabama, as published in “The Restrained.”