“The Migration Series” :: Jacob Lawrence

View this video to learn about Jacob Lawrence, historical and cultural events that influenced his thinking, and what inspired his art.  In the comments section, post your answers to four questions about Lawrence, “The Migration Series,” and African-American migration north.


  1. Who was migrating in The Migration Series.  Where were they going?
  2. Why were they leaving the South?
  3. What type of jobs had African Americans traditionally done in the South?
  4. What type of jobs were many migrants hoping to find in the North?


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