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The Migration Series, Panel no. 19: There had always been discrimination.

The Migration Series, Panel no. 19: There had always been discrimination. by Jacob Lawrence

Details:

  • between 1940 and 1941
  • Casein Tempera On Hardboard
  • 12 x 18 in.
  • 30.48 x 45.72 cm
  • Phillips Collection
  • Acquired 1942
  • 1161
  • © 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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SKU: #64028


In this panel, Lawrence depicts a Jim Crow South and harmful segregation laws that resulted from it. A black woman and a white woman stand at opposite sides of a river drinking from a fountain, the black woman sharing hers with a child. There is both the physical divide of the river coupled with the metaphorical divide of segregation. Additionally, Lawrence plays with the dichotomy of the archaic river landscape with the modern drinking fountain, a large point of contention in the Jim Crow South.