- Phillips Collection. Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series. http://www.phillipscollection.org/migration_series/index.cfm (accessed October 25, 2010).
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience. http://www.inmotionaame.org/home.cfm (accessed October 25, 2010).
The Art of Migration
Born in 1917, artist Jacob Lawrence grew up at the height of the Great Migration. During the Migration, often defined as 1910–1930, more than 10% of the African American population in the U.S. moved north to find work and in hopes of a better life. Lawrence painted conditions in both North and South from memory. Answer these questions about Lawrence and his work.