Tempera

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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.39: Railroad platforms were piled high with luggage

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.41: The South was desperate to keep its cheap labor. Northern labor agents were jailed or forced to operate in secrecy

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, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.43: In a few sections of the South leaders of both Black and White communities met to discuss ways of making the South a good place to live

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.45: The migrants arrived in Pittsburgh, one of the great industrial centers of the North

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.47: As the migrant population grew, good housing became scarce. Workers were forced to live in overcrowded and dilapidated tenement houses

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.48: Housing was a serious problem

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.49: They found discrimination in the North. It was a different kind

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, 1940-1941

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, 1940-1941

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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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

Jacob Lawrence, 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, 1940-1941

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.57: The female workers were the last to arrive north

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.60: And the migrants kept coming

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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