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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

In 1942, Jacob Lawrence, who was then in his twenties, completed his series of 60 small tempera paintings that along with textual captions depict the "Great Migration," the movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North in the early twentieth century. The Phillips Collection acquired 30 of these panels, and another 30 panels are owned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York....