March 28 - May 19, 2013
Opening March 28, 5:30-7:30pm
"Jacob Lawrences's Migration Series: Stories of Migration, Stories of Movement"
- Dr. Cherise Smith, University of Texas
Panel Discussion, 6:30-8pm
"African American Migration Histories of Local Residents"
- Sarah D. Gray, Joyce Gordon,
Dr. Kevin Mitchell, and Joseph Singleton
- moderated by Felicenne Ramey
Jacob Lawrence painted the Migrations series between 1940-41. His works explore his community's story of
African Americans who journeyed from the rural south to the urban north between the World Wars in search of
a better life, a movement known as the Great Migration. Events are in connection with Campus Community Book
Project & The Office of Campus Community Relations
Linocut, edition A/P
10 7/8 x 9 7/8"
Courtesy of Sarah D. Gray