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

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 22. Another of the social causes of the migrants' leaving was that at times they did not feel safe, or it was not the best thing to be found on the streets late at night. They were arrested on the slightest provocation.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 23: The migration spread.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 24. Child labor and a lack of education was one of the other reasons for people wishing to leave their homes.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 25: They left their homes. Soon some communities were left almost empty.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 26. And people all over the South began to discuss this great movement.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 27: Many men stayed behind until they could take their families north with them.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 28. The labor agent who had been sent South by Northern industry was a very familiar person in the Negro counties.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 29: The labor agent recruited unsuspecting laborers as strike breakers for northern industries.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 30. In every home people who had not gone North met and tried to decide if they should go North or not.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 31: The migrants found improved housing when they arrived north.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 32. The railroad stations in the South were crowded with people leaving for the North.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 33: Letters from relatives in the North told of the better life there.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 34. The Negro press was also influential in urging the people to leave the South.

Jacob Lawrence

The Migration Series, Panel no. 35: They left the South in great numbers. They arrived in the North in great numbers.

Jacob Lawrence

Migration panel 36. They arrived in great numbers into Chicago, the gateway of the West.

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