The Great Migration: "We Have Arrived" Descriptive Essay

The Great Migration: "We Have Arrived"
This paper is a description and a review of a miniseries of paintings, "The Great Migration", by Jacob Lawrence.
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This paper describes the images found in Jacob Lawrence's painting series called, "The Great Migration" and explains its social commentary on slavery and racism in the US. The paper specifically discusses images seventeen, twenty-two, twenty-eight, forty- two, fifty-five and fifty- seven, and looks at how all five of these images connect to slavery and are relevant in showing how African Americans were trying to overcome the system that still believed in racism.

From the Paper:

"Blacks were brought to the United States as slaves without being given a choice and for them overcoming this sense of being governed was beginning to leave. It would take more than voting to make blacks feel like true Americans, but it was a step towards this goal. Little by little the time would come where other steps would follow and their integration into the American system would go further. Lawrence completes the story here with this panel where he shows the movement as having come full circle. Blacks had placed themselves in the streets of America and made it known that they were not going anywhere other than up the ladder."

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