One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North
Installation view of the exhibition "One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North"
April 3, 2015–September 7, 2015. IN2318.11. Photograph by Jonathan Muzikar.
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They were very poor
The railroad stations were at times so over-packed with people leaving that special guards had to be called in to keep order
Among the social conditions that existed which was partly the cause of the migration was the injustice done to the Negroes in the courts
Although the Negro was used to lynching, he found this an opportune time for him to leave where one had occurred