Jacob Lawrence - The Migration Series

Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series, 1940-41, 60 panels, tempera on hardboard (even numbers at The Museum of Modern Art, odd numbers at the Phillips Collection)
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6.The trains were packed continually with migrants.

trains were packed continually with migrants.

16.Although the Negro was used to lynching, he found this an opportune time for him to leave where one had occurred.

Although the Negro was used to lynching, he found this an opportune time for him to leave where one had occurred Jacob Lawrence.

18.The migration gained in momentum.

Migration Series: Panel At Seattle Art Museum Jan 21 to April 23 2017 "The Migration Series"

22.Another of the social causes of migrants' leaving was that at times they did not feel safe, or it was not the best thing to be found on the streets late at night. They were arrested on the slightest provocation.

of the social causes of migrants' leaving was that at times they did not feel safe, or it was not the best thing to be found on the streets late at night. They were arrested on the slightest provocation.

25.After a while some communities were left almost bare.

a while some communities were left almost bare.

Jacob Lawrence - The Migration Series 1940/41. 1.During the World War there was a great migration North by Southern Negroes.

A series of 60 paintings by Jacob Lawrence captures the journeys of millions of African-Americans who left the Jim Crow South in search of better lives elsewhere.

2.The World War has caused a great shortage in Northern industry and also citizens of foreign countries were returning home.

The World War had caused a great shortage in Northern industry and also citizens of foreign countries were returning home Jacob Lawrence

4.The Negro was the largest source of labor to be found after all others had been exhausted.

Peter Schjeldahl on Jacob Lawrence’s “The Migration Series,” at MOMA, which details the exodus of African-Americans from the South to the North.

5.The Negroes were given free passage on the rail-roads which was paid back by Northern industry. It was an agreement that the people brought North on these rail-roads were to pay back their passage after they had received jobs.

The Migration Series, Panel no. Migrants were advanced passage on the railroads, paid for by northern industry. Northern industry was to be repaid by the migrants out of their future wages. by Jacob Lawrence

7.The Negro, who had been part of the soil for many years, was now going into and living a new life in urban centers.

The Migration Series, Panel no. The migrant, whose life had been rural and nurtured by the earth, was now moving to urban life dependent on industrial machinery. by Jacob Lawrence

8.They did not always leave because they were promised work in the North. Many of them left because of Southern conditions, one of them being great floods that ruined the crops, and therefore they were unable to make a living where they were.

did not always leave because they were promised work in the North. Many of them left because of Southern conditions, one of them being great floods that ruined the crops, and therefore they were unable to make a living where they were.

9.Another great ravager of the crops was the ball weevil.

great ravager of the crops was the ball weevil.

11.In many places, because of the war, food had doubled in price.

JACOB LAWRENCE The Migration of the Negro, Panel no. In many places, because of the war, food had doubled in price. Casein tempera on hardboard © The Estate of Gwendolyn.

12.The rail-road stations were at times so over-packed with people leaving that special guards had to be called in to keep order.

The railroad stations were at times so over-packed with people leaving that special guards had to be called in to keep order / Jacob Lawrence - The Migration Series, nr

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