Jacob Lawrence: A Family (1943)

A Family. Gouache, ink and pencil, with glue on paper. © 2018 Jacob Lawrence / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Jacob Lawrence: They were very poor (1940-41)

Jacob Lawrence - 'They were very poor', from the Migration Series, 1941

Jacob Lawrence: They arrived in great numbers into Chicago, the gateway of the West (1940-41)

They arrived in great numbers into Chicago, the gateway of the West Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence: Living conditions were better in the North (1940-41)

Living conditions were better in the North / Jacob Lawrence - The Migration Series, nr

Jacob Lawrence: One of the main forms of social and recreational activities in which the migrants indulged occurred in the church (1940-41)

One of the main forms of social and recreational activities in which the migrants indulged occurred in the church Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence: Race riots were very numerous all over the North because of the antagonism that was caused between the Negro and white workers. Many of these riots occurred because the Negro was used as a strike breaker in many of the Northern industries (1940-41)

Race riots were very numerous all over the North because of the antagonism that was caused between the Negro and white workers. Many of these riots occurred because the Negro was used as a strike breaker in many of the Northern industries.

Jacob Lawrence: Among the social conditions that existed which was partly the cause of the migration was the injustice done to the Negroes in the courts (1940-41)

"For African Americans there was injustice in the southern courts.

Jacob Lawrence: The World War had caused a great shortage in Northern industry and also citizens of foreign countries were returning home (1940-41)

The World War had caused a great shortage in Northern industry and also citizens of foreign countries were returning home Jacob Lawrence

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