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Migration panel 56. Among one of the last groups to leave the South was the Negro professional who was forced to follow his clientele to make a living.

An African American doctor stands over a bedridden patient; his stethoscope in use and his medical bag placed on the nearby bedside table. Doctors, nurses, and lawyers during this time were typically restricted to working solely on behalf of clients of the same race. Large cities with grandiose black populations like Atlanta, New Orleans, Richmond, and Durham enabled people with these professions to form professional networks, lasting, meaningful relationships, and financial success; causing them to grow hesitant towards moving North and taking part in the overall migration. Others, however, saw the migration as an opportunity to expand their business outside of the South.
SKU: 65200
Creator: Jacob Lawrence
Date: 1940-41
Original Medium: Tempera on gesso on composition board
Original Size: 12 x 18 in
Location: Museum of Modern Art, NY
© 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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