The Migration Series, Panel no. 49: They found discrimination in the North. It was a different kind.

A stark yellow line down the middle of this panel divides black diners from white ones in this Northern restaurant. The figures are the typical indistinguishable forms seem throughout the series, hunched over their respective meals. Lawrence depicts a familiar disappointment faced by many migrants who left the South in order to escape segregation under Jim Crow laws. In addition, Lawrence comments on the noticeable difference of racism in the South and racism in the North, and the tension felt by black migrants moving into white communities in the North.
SKU: 64040
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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