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Political Works

A Huguenot on St Bartholomew's Day

John Everett Millais, 1852

It is right and necessary that all men should have work to do which shall he worth doing

Art and Socialism

William Morris, 1884

At the time of the Louisville Flood, Louisville, Kentucky

Margaret Bourke-White, 1937

Belgian Colony 1885–1959

Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, 1973-1974

Christmas Day in the London Bridge YMCA Canteen

Clare Atwood, 1920

Clay Nails - A Treaty of Fraternity

2400 BCE

Condemnation without Trial

Chéri Samba, 1989-1990

Cone of Entemena

2400 BCE

We ask of our rulers no special favors, no special privileges, no special legislation. We ask justice.

Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States

1876

Declaration of the Rights of Women — Page 1

1876

Destiny

Henry Tayali, 1962-1966

Devonshire House 1918: VAD workers filing papers in the ballroom

Clare Atwood, 1919

General Étienne-Maurice Gérard

Jacques-Louis David, 1816

General Moses (Harriet Tubman)

Charles White, 1965

Governor General Pétillon pelted with tomatoes

Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, 1973-1974

Headlines

Charles White, 1944

In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht

Käthe Kollwitz, 1920

J'accuse - Front Page of L'Aurore

1898

Laocoön

William Blake, 1825-1827

Lumumba Speaks in Kinshasa

Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, 1973-1974

Massacre of the Innocents

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565-1567

Migration Series No.10: They were very poor

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.11: Food had doubled in price because of the war

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.12: The railroad stations were at times so crowded with people leaving that special guards had to be called to keep order

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.13: The crops were left to dry and rot. There was no one to tend them

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.14: For African Americans there was no justice in the southern courts

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.15: There were lynchings

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.16: After a lynching the migration quickened

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.17: Tenant farmers received harsh treatment at the hands of the planter

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.18: The migration gained in momentum

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.19: There had always been discrimination

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.1: During World War I there was a great migration north by southern African Americans

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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.21: Families arrived at the station very early. They did not wish to miss their trains north

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, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.23: The migration spread

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, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.25: They left their homes. Soon some communities were left almost empty

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.27: Many men stayed behind until they could take their families north with them

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, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.29: The labor agent recruited unsuspecting laborers as strike breakers for northern industries

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.2: The war had caused a labor shortage in northern industry. Citizens of foreign countries were returning to their native lands

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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.31: The migrants found improved housing when they arrived north

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.33: Letters from relatives in the North told of the better life there

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

Migration Series No.35: They left the South in great numbers. They arrived in the North in great numbers

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941

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

Jacob Lawrence, 1940-1941
More Themes in Art

Manifestos

Self-portraits

The canvas mirror

Love

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