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Migration panel 6. The trains were packed continually with migrants.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 7: The migrant, whose life had been rural and nurtured by the earth, was now moving to urban life dependent on industrial machinery.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 8. 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.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 9: They left because the boll weevil had ravaged the cotton crop.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 10. They were very poor.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 11: Food had doubled in price because of the war.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 12. The railroad stations were at times so over-packed with people leaving that special guards had to be called in to keep order.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 13: The crops were left to dry and rot. There was no one to tend them.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 14. Among the social conditions that existed which was partly the cause of the migration was the injustice done to the Negroes in the courts.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 15: There were lynchings.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 16. Although the Negro was used to lynching, he found this an opportune time for him to leave where one had occurred.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 17: Tenant farmers received harsh treatment at the hands of planters.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 18. The migration gained in momentum.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 19: There had always been discrimination.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 20. In many of the communities the Negro press was read continually because of its attitude and its encouragement of the movement.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 21: Families arrived at the station very early. They did not wish to miss their trains north.

Jacob Lawrence