The Room No. VI, (1948).  Eldzier Cortor

The Room No. VI, (1948). Eldzier Cortor

THE POOL PLAYERS.
SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL.

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.
— We Real Cool, Gwendolyn Brooks
 Photograph from the series "A Man Becomes Invisible," (1952). Gordon Parks

Photograph from the series "A Man Becomes Invisible," (1952). Gordon Parks