The Migration Series, Panel no. 51: African Americans seeking to find better housing attempted to move into new areas. This resulted in the bombing of their new homes.

Bright, explosive bursts fill the space of the dilapidated apartment buildings. A yellow light in a first-story room suggests the presence of a tenant subjected to the bombings. This panel highlights the intense racism that occured when black migrants when moving into white neighborhoods in the North. This panel could be a reference to a Chicago neighborhood that experienced fifty-eight bombings at the homes of blacks between 1917 and 1921 following protests of their white neighbors concerning their residence.
SKU: 64041
Creator: Jacob Lawrence
Date: between 1940 and 1941
Original Medium: Casein tempera on hardboard
Original Size: 18 x 12 in.
Location: The Phillips Collection
© 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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