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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18.The migration gained in momentum.

18.The migration gained in momentum.

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

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

24.Child labor and a lack of education was one of the other reasons for people wishing to leave their homes.

24.Child labor and a lack of education was one of the other reasons for people wishing to leave their homes.

23.And the migration spread.

23.And the migration spread.

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.

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.

21.Families arrived at the station very early in order not to miss their train North.

21.Families arrived at the station very early in order not to miss their train North.

20.In many of the communities the Negro press was read continually because of its attitude and its encouragement of the movement.

20.In many of the communities the Negro press was read continually because of its attitude and its encouragement of the movement.

19.There had always been discrimination.

19.There had always been discrimination.

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

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

17.The migration was spurred on by the treatment of the tenant farmers by the planter.

17.The migration was spurred on by the treatment of the tenant farmers by the planter.

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