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Migration Series No.20: In many of the communities the Black press was read with great interest. It encouraged the movement, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.20: In many of the communities the Black press was read with great interest. It encouraged the movement

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.22: Migrants left. They did not feel safe. It was not wise to be found on the streets late at night. They were arrested on the slightest provocation, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.22: Migrants left. They did not feel safe. It was not wise to be found on the streets late at night. They were arrested on the slightest provocation

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.24: Their children were forced to work in the fields. They could not go to school, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.24: Their children were forced to work in the fields. They could not go to school

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.26:  And people all over the South continued to discuss this great movement, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.26: And people all over the South continued to discuss this great movement

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.28: The labor agent sent south by northern industry was a familiar presence in the Black communities, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.28: The labor agent sent south by northern industry was a familiar presence in the Black communities

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.30: In every southern home people met to decide whether or not to go north, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.30: In every southern home people met to decide whether or not to go north

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.32: The railroad stations in the South were crowded with northbound travelers, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.32: The railroad stations in the South were crowded with northbound travelers

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.34: The Black press urged the people to leave the South, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.34: The Black press urged the people to leave the South

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.36: Migrants arrived in Chicago, the gateway to the West, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.36: Migrants arrived in Chicago, the gateway to the West

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.38: They also worked on the railroads, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.38: They also worked on the railroads

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.40: The migrants arrived in great numbers, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.40: The migrants arrived in great numbers

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.42: To make it difficult for the migrants to leave, they were arrested en masse. They often missed their trains, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.42: To make it difficult for the migrants to leave, they were arrested en masse. They often missed their trains

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.44: But living conditions were better in the North, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.44: But living conditions were better in the North

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.46: Industries boarded their workers in unhealthy quarters. Labor camps were numerous, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.46: Industries boarded their workers in unhealthy quarters. Labor camps were numerous

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.48: Housing was a serious problem, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.48: Housing was a serious problem

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.50: Race riots were numerous. White workers were hostile toward the migrant who had been hired to break strikes, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.50: Race riots were numerous. White workers were hostile toward the migrant who had been hired to break strikes

Jacob Lawrence, 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

Jacob Lawrence, 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

Jacob Lawrence, 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

Jacob Lawrence, 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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Migration Series No.60: And the migrants kept coming, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.60: And the migrants kept coming

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
Poem Object, André Breton

Poem Object

André Breton, 1941
Woman in an Armchair, Pablo Picasso

Woman in an Armchair

Pablo Picasso, 1941
Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, Pardons the Sentry, Horace Pippin

Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, Pardons the Sentry

Horace Pippin, 1942
Homesteaders, William H. Johnson

Homesteaders

William H. Johnson, 1942
Broadway Boogie Woogie, Piet Mondrian

Broadway Boogie Woogie

Piet Mondrian, 1942-1943
The Jungle, Wifredo Lam

The Jungle

Wifredo Lam, 1943
1944-N No. 2, Clyfford Still

1944-N No. 2

Clyfford Still, 1944
Figure, Clyfford Still

Figure

Clyfford Still, 1944
The Leaf of the Artichoke is an Owl, Arshile Gorky

The Leaf of the Artichoke is an Owl

Arshile Gorky, 1944
Untitled, Barnett Newman

Untitled

Barnett Newman, 1945
Agony, Arshile Gorky

Agony

Arshile Gorky, 1947
Number 43, Ad Reinhardt

Number 43

Ad Reinhardt, 1947
On Time Off Time, Dorothea Tanning

On Time Off Time

Dorothea Tanning, 1948
Onement, I, Barnett Newman

Onement, I

Barnett Newman, 1948
Number 107, Ad Reinhardt

Number 107

Ad Reinhardt, 1950
Study for "La Combe II", Ellsworth Kelly

Study for "La Combe II"

Ellsworth Kelly, 1950
The Wild, Barnett Newman

The Wild

Barnett Newman, 1950
1951-T No. 3, Clyfford Still

1951-T No. 3

1951
The City, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

The City

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, 1950-1951
Triangle Form, Ellsworth Kelly

Triangle Form

Ellsworth Kelly, 1951
Vir Heroicus Sublimis, Barnett Newman

Vir Heroicus Sublimis

Barnett Newman, 1950-1951
Sharecropper, Elizabeth Catlett

Sharecropper

Elizabeth Catlett, 1952
Woman, II, Willem de Kooning

Woman, II

Willem de Kooning, 1952
Linear Construction in Space no. 3, with Red, Naum Gabo

Linear Construction in Space no. 3, with Red

Naum Gabo, 1952-1953
White Light, Jackson Pollock

White Light

Jackson Pollock, 1954
Bed, Robert Rauschenberg

Bed

Robert Rauschenberg, 1955
Composition 16, Beauford Delaney

Composition 16

Beauford Delaney, 1954-1956
Folksinger, Charles White

Folksinger

Charles White, 1957
Harbor Number 1, Agnes Martin

Harbor Number 1

Agnes Martin, 1957
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