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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Migration Series No.37: Many migrants found work in the steel industry, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.37: Many migrants found work in the steel industry 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.39: Railroad platforms were piled high with luggage, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.39: Railroad platforms were piled high with luggage Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.3:  From every southern town migrants left by the hundreds to travel north, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.3: From every southern town migrants left by the hundreds to travel north 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.41: The South was desperate to keep its cheap labor. Northern labor agents were jailed or forced to operate in secrecy, Jacob Lawrence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Migration Series No.49: They found discrimination in the North. It was a different kind Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.4:  All other sources of labor having been exhausted, the migrants were the last resource, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.4: All other sources of labor having been exhausted, the migrants were the last resource 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.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 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.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 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.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 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.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 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.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 Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.5: Migrants were advanced passage on the railroads, paid for by northern industry. Northern industry was to be repaid by the migrants out of their future wages, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.5: Migrants were advanced passage on the railroads, paid for by northern industry. Northern industry was to be repaid by the migrants out of their future wages 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

Migration Series No.6: The trains were crowded with migrants, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.6: The trains were crowded with migrants Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.7: The migrant, whose life had been rural and nurtured by the earth, was now moving to urban life dependent on industrial machinery, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.7: The migrant, whose life had been rural and nurtured by the earth, was now moving to urban life dependent on industrial machinery Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.8:  Some left because of promises of work in the North. Others left because their farms had been devastated by floods, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.8: Some left because of promises of work in the North. Others left because their farms had been devastated by floods Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.9:  They left because the boll weevil had ravaged the cotton crop, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.9: They left because the boll weevil had ravaged the cotton crop Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1806

Natal Where Art School Is, John Ndevasia Muafangejo

Natal Where Art School Is John Ndevasia Muafangejo, 1974

No More Games, Benny Andrews

No More Games Benny Andrews, 1970

Olympia in War Time: Royal Army Clothing Depot, Clare Atwood

Olympia in War Time: Royal Army Clothing Depot Clare Atwood, 1918

One Day I Happened to See a Ruler, Ibrahim El-Salahi

One Day I Happened to See a Ruler Ibrahim El-Salahi, 2008

Patriotic Indian, Fritz Scholder

Patriotic Indian Fritz Scholder, 1975

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