African-Amercian

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Jacob Lawrence (Migration Series)  1940/1941

The series depicts the migration of African Amercians from the South to large Northern cities for jobs in the early 1940′s.  It’s an narrative often left out when people discuss the concept of immigration, but moving from one very different climate and political and social culture to another was no different than European immigration earlier in the century.    Only the mode of transportation was different.