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

This panel from Lawrence’s Migration Series, a powerful collection of images that depicts the causes and effects of the mass migration of black Americans from the South to the North in the 20th century, focuses on a cause for the exodus to the North. Instead of centering those who were lynched, this image highlights those it affects, by depicting a red figure shrouded in grief, huddled beneath a hanging noose. Lawrence offers a relatively simple tableau, allowing for a powerful representation of all those lost to violent, racially-charged deaths.
SKU: 64026
Creator: Jacob Lawrence
Date: between 1940 and 1941
Original Medium: Casein tempera on hardboard
Original Size: 12 x 18 in.
Location: The Phillips Collection
© 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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