Great Migration Exhibition

This photo provided by the Museum of Modern Art courtesy of The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., shows a panel of The Great Migration series by African-American artist Jacob Lawrence titled “During the World War there was a great migration North by Southern Negroes,” included in the “One-Way Ticket” exhibition running through Sept. 7 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is one of 60 narrative paintings that are the centerpiece of the exhibit. Lawrence was only 23 when he completed the series in 1941. The small paintings depict various scenes of the multi-decade mass exodus of blacks who headed North from the rural South in search of economic opportunity and social equality. (Museum of Modern Art courtesy The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. via AP)

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