The Pratt Institute's 50 Most Groundbreaking Designs

And the migrants kept coming

Artist: Jacob Lawrence

Year: 1940-41

Medium: Painting

This piece, from Lawrence's Migration Series, portrays the mass migration of black Southerners to the North. The painting was the first work by an African American artist to be part of the Museum of Modern Art's collection, and speaks of the many issues of Black America.

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