One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North
Installation view of the exhibition "One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North"
April 3, 2015–September 7, 2015. IN2318.7. Photograph by Jonathan Muzikar.
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The Negro was the largest source of labor to be found after all others had been exhausted
The trains were packed continually with migrants
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, and therefore they were unable to make a living where they were