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Jacob Lawrence — Page 2

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.

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, Jacob Lawrence

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, Jacob Lawrence

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, Jacob Lawrence

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, Jacob Lawrence

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, Jacob Lawrence

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, Jacob Lawrence

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, Jacob Lawrence

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, Jacob Lawrence

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, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.59: In the North they had the freedom to vote 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.60: And the migrants kept coming, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.60: And the migrants kept coming 1940 – 1941

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