Jacob Lawrence: We Shall Overcome

By Yehudit Mam, April 15, 2015

This series of 60 panels by artist Jacob Lawrence depicting the great migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North, can now be seen in its entirety at MoMa, through September 7. Lawrence was only 23 years old when he completed them on tempera in 1941. They are a landmark in American modern art, powerful and moving.

Here are some of them:

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