1940s

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

Poem Object

André Breton, 1941

Red Hill and Bones

Georgia O'Keeffe, 1941

The Magic Flower Game

Dorothea Tanning, 1941

Woman in an Armchair

Pablo Picasso, 1941

Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, Pardons the Sentry

Horace Pippin, 1942

After Xhorkum

Arshile Gorky, 1940-1942

American Gothic

Gordon Parks, 1942

Blue Animal with Five Figures

Bill Traylor, 1939-1942

Brown House with Multiple Figures and Birds

Bill Traylor, 1939-1942

Flowers

Giorgio Morandi, 1942

For contemplation

Albert Gleizes, 1942

Homesteaders

William H. Johnson, 1942

I Saluted at Six Paces Commandant Lefebvre des Noëttes

André Breton, 1942

Mining in the Basin

Théo Kerg, 1942

Mrs. Ella Watson

Gordon Parks, 1942

Negro Women In Her Bedroom

Gordon Parks, 1942

On the Plains

Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, 1942

Portrait of Paul Robeson

Gordon Parks, 1942

Photographers from the Negro press at Howard University Commencement Exercises

Gordon Parks, 1942

Portrait of Mrs. Hasellter

Leonor Fini, 1942

Sunflowers

Irma Stern, 1942

The Antipope

Max Ernst, 1941-1942

The Cathedrals of Art

Florine Stettheimer, 1942

The Patience

Georges Braque, 1942

The Sea Chest

Adolph Gottlieb, 1942

Time and Again

Yves Tanguy, 1942

Untitled

Mark Rothko, 1942

Untitled (Radio)

Bill Traylor, 1940-1942

Untitled (Red Goat with Snake)

Bill Traylor, 1939-1942

Young Arab

Irma Stern, 1942

A Little Night Music

Dorothea Tanning, 1943

Between Darkness and Light

Marc Chagall, 1838-1943

Broadway Boogie Woogie

Piet Mondrian, 1942-1943

Famine Sketch

Zainul Abedin, 1943

Famine Sketch

Zainul Abedin, 1943

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