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