American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe
Installation view of the exhibition, "American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe"
August 17, 2013–January 26, 2014. IN2258.18. Photograph by Jonathan Muzikar.
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The labor agent who had been sent South by Northern industry was a very familiar person in the Negro counties
The railroad stations in the South were crowded with people leaving for the North
They arrived in great numbers into Chicago, the gateway of the West
They also worked in large numbers on the railroad
Industries attempted to board their labor in quarters that were oftentimes very unhealthy. Labor camps were numerous
Housing for the Negroes was a very difficult problem