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

The Migration Series, Panel no. 49: They found discrimination in the North. It was a different kind. 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
  • 1176
  • © 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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SKU: #64040


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.