Jacob Lawrence:  The Migration Series

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

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 by Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove, et al.

In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, then just twenty-three years old, made a series of sixty small tempera paintings on the Great Migration, the decades-long mass movement of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North that began in 1915. The child of migrant parents, Lawrence worked partly from his own experience and partly from long research in his neighborhood library. The result was an epic narrative of the collective history of his people.

9.5 x 0.5 x 12.0 inches, 192 pages, Soft-cover.

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