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“People on the Move”—Jacob Lawrence’s 60-panel work to be reunited at the Phillips

Phillips Collection, Washington DC

Between the two World Wars, millions of African Americans in the United States migrated from the largely rural south to the industrial north. A young African American artist explored this epic journey in a 60-panel work. The even-numbered panels were purchased by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the odd-numbered panels were purchased by the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. This fall all 60 panels will be reunited at the Phillips Collection beginning October 8 – visit and click on upcoming exhibitions.

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The Long-Lasting Legacy of the Great Migration

By Isabel Wilkerson

Smithsonian Magazine

September 2016 Issue

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