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Migration panel 14. Among the social conditions that existed which was partly the cause of the migration was the injustice done to the Negroes in the courts.

Migration panel 14. Among the social conditions that existed which was partly the cause of the migration was the injustice done to the Negroes in the courts. by Jacob Lawrence

Details:

  • 1940-41
  • Tempera On Gesso On Composition Board
  • 18 x 12 in
  • Museum of Modern Art, NY
  • Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy.
  • © 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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SKU: #65187


A white judge is seated centrally: his eyes enlarged, looking down while reading a verdict illuminated by a nearby light. Below him, two black defendants stand in the shadows, awaiting their sentence. Through this scene, Lawrence focuses on the unfair arrests, prosecution, and overall sentencing of African Americans in Southern courts in Panel 14. By depicting the theme of racism and bias, Lawrence additionally brings the universal appeal for equality and justice to light: a yearning that was sought out both in and outside of the courts.