Jacob Lawrence

Portrait of Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence was a U.S. Artist of the African Diaspora born on September 7, 1917. Lawrence contributed to the Harlem Renaissance movement and died on June 9, 2000. Get notified when Jacob Lawrence's biography is complete:

Migration Series No.51: African Americans seeking to find better housing attempted to move into new areas. This resulted in the bombing of their new homes

1940-1941

Migration Series No.52: One of the most violent race riots occurred in East St. Louis

1940-1941

Migration Series No.53: African Americans, long-time residents of northern cities, met the migrants with aloofness and disdain

1940-1941

Migration Series No.54: For the migrants, the church was the center of life

1940-1941

Migration Series No.55: The migrants, having moved suddenly into a crowded and unhealthy environment, soon contracted tuberculosis. The death rate rose

1940-1941

Migration Series No.56: The African American professionals were forced to follow their clients in order to make a living

1940-1941

Migration Series No.57: The female workers were the last to arrive north

1940-1941

Migration Series No.58: In the North the African American had more educational opportunities

1940-1941

Migration Series No.59: In the North they had the freedom to vote

1940-1941

Migration Series No.60: And the migrants kept coming

1940-1941

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