Jacob Lawrence

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Lifetime: 1917-2000 Nationality: American


As well as finding better housing conditions in the North, the migrants found very poor housing conditions in the North. They were forced into overcrowded and dilapidated tenement houses
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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"Toussaint l'Overture" series
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A Family
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After arriving North the Negroes had better housing conditions.
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And the migration spread.
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Another cause was lynching. It was found that where there had been a lynching, the people who were reluctant to leave at first left immediately after this.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Barber Shop
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Checker Players
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Confrontation at the Bridge
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Creative Therapy
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Daybreak -- A Time to Rest
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Families arrived at the station very early in order not to miss the northbound train.
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Funeral Sermon
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Going to Work
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Harlem Street Scene
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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In a few sections of the South the leaders of both groups met and attempted to make conditions better for the Negro so that he would remain in the South.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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In many cities in the North where the Negroes had been overcowded in their own living quarters they attempted to spread out. This resulted in many of the race riots and the bombing of Negro homes.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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In the North the Negro had freedom to vote
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Many men stayed behind until they could bring their families North.
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Men at War
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Number 02: The World War had caused a great shortage in Northern industry and also citizens of foreign countries were returning home.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 04: The Negro was the largest source of labor to be found after all others had been exhausted.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 06: And the migrants kept coming.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 08: They did not always leave because they were promised work in the North. Many of them left because of Southern conditions, one of them being great floods that ruined the crops.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 10: They were very poor.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 12: The railroad stations were at times so overpacked with people leaving that special guards had to be called to keep order.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 14: Among the social conditions that existed which was partly the cause of the migration was the injustice done to the Negroes in the courts.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 16: Although the Negro was used to lynching, he found this an opportune time for him to leave where one had occured.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 18: The migration gained in momentum.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 20: In many of the communities the Negro press was read continually because of its attitude and its encouragement of the movement.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 22: Another of the social causes of the migrants' leaving was that at times they did not feel safe, or it was not the best thing to be found on the streets late at night...
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 24: Child labor and a lack of education was one of the other reasons for people wishing to leave their homes.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 26: And people all over the South began to discuss this great movement.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 28: The labor agent who had been sent south by northern industry was a very familiar person in the Negro counties.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 30: In every home people who had not gone North met and tried to decide if they should go North or not.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 32: The railroad stations in the South were crowded with people leaving for the North.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 34: The Negro press was also influential in urging the people to leave the South.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 36: In Chicago and other cities they labored in the steel mills
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 38: They also worked in large numbers on the railroad.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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Number 40: The migrants arrived in great numbers.
Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
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