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The Great Migration: An American Story Paperback – September 15, 1995
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First published for children in a 1993 limited edition, with a poem by Walter Dean Myers, this volume reproduces the Great Migration series that Lawrence created in 1940 and 1941 to tell the story of the African American migration north, from the plantations and cotton fields of the antebellum era.
Begun within a year after Lawrence completed a magnificent Harriet Tubman series, these tempura colored, poster paint works made Jacob Lawrence's career. It's easy to see why. Bold and unforgiving, these vibrant works grew from Lawrence's own childhood migration--from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Easton, Pennsylvania, to Philadelphia and finally, at 13, to Harlem--his exposure to African-American culture and his intensive training in the Utopia Children's House and New Deal-sponsored Harlem Art Workshop of the 1930s.
At that time, the WPA was still funding public art murals, but Lawrence was too young to gain a commission. Instead, he determined to show the African-American struggle for freedom in real-life stories that would tie the past to the present.
From 1938 to 1941, he used the New York public library for research, creating in swift succession five series of paintings telling the stories of Toussaint L'Ouverture, Tubman, Frederick Douglass, John Brown, and The Migration of the Negro.
In the last of these, Lawrence hoped to speak artistically of a mass escape from the rural, discriminatory and unjust South--a region of poverty and illiteracy--into an anxious era of hope and expectation in the North.Read more ›
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An amazing story, beautifully portrayed. I saw the original paintings on view at MOMA and had to have the book. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Connectucut Yankee
Great shorter version of The Migration Series. Appropriate for adults and for children.Published 9 months ago by Robert Schemel
A study of Jacob Lawrence is a journey of and into people, culture, art, society, and music. These images are to be enjoyed and remembered as vehicles for understanding and... Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by Kamo
Beautiful images of Jacob Lawernce's iconic paintings. A "Children's Book" but the image quality is outstanding, and suitable for teaching purposes.Published on March 21, 2013 by Nicki