Jacob Lawrence- The Migration of the Negro 1940 - 1941
objective- students will be able to create a narrative painting based on jacob lawrence's migration of the negro series.
The Migration of the Negro, Panel no. 3, 1940-1941
In every town Negroes were leaving by the hundreds to go North and enter into Northern industry.
Lawrence varied his emphasis to reveal the depth of the story. Motion and anticipation are dramatically conveyed in Panel No. 3, where the pyramid of people, gazing beyond the picture's edge, forcefully echoes the arrangement of the flying birds.
The Migration of the Negro, Panel no. 17, 1940-1941
In many cities in the North where the Negroes had been overcrowded in their own living quarters they attempted to spread out. This resulted in many of the race riots and the bombing of Negro homes.
In the nightmarish scene in Panel No. 51, Lawrence reduces the human presence to a few silhouettes in the windows of burning buildings, an indication that the migrants did not always find a better life.
Web Site Links:
Jacob Lawrence Over the Line
Migration of the Negro Series
Jacob Lawrence Wikipedia