CloseEmailFacebookInstagramMenuPhillips Collection AppPinterestTwitterZoom InZoom OutThe Phillips Collection

The story of our migration is ongoing. Feeling inspired? Share your #Panel61

In the final, 60th panel of The Migration Series, Jacob Lawrence leaves us with the words “And the migrants kept coming.” Today, more than 70 years later, Lawrence’s epic narrative continues to have powerful reverberations.

Use your full name or a nickname, it's required and will be displayed along with your work.
Your email will not be publicly displayed anywhere on the site, but we need it for confirmation.
One image can be submitted.
Maximum file size 4 MB.
Minimum file size 725x480 pixels.
Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

I agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • I hereby certify that I am the creator and owner of this artwork, and nothing I submit will infringe on the rights of others.
  • I hereby grant The Phillips Collection permission to use my artwork, in whole or in part, on the Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series website and format it to fit the website specifications, without any compensation to me.
  • I hereby grant The Phillips Collection permission to use my artwork, in whole or in part, in promotional or trade materials related to the Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series website, without any compensation to me.

The Phillips Collection reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate and or/modify the website, or any and all related features thereof, and remove or refuse to include any submitted artwork, at any time, without notice.

Vertical Tabs

Your #Panel61 by Frederick Bradford

Submitted by


The Great Migration created a lasting effect on Americans by assisting in the creation of the stereotypical black man. After blacks migrated West and North, they were exposed to a new type of life that they never experienced. In the South, they were still living using the knowledge that they learned while being enslaved. After migrating, they were able to create their own boundaries and morals over their life. My PANEL61 represents the ‘original’ image of the black man - classy, clean shaved, just overall very proper and clean. On the contrary, the other side depicts a black man who is not so classy - he is wearing a skully on his head rather than a hat, he has a full grown beard rather than being clean shaven, and he also has gold teeth and a chain around his neck. This second image portrays the stereotypical black that America has, unfortunately, created in the modern day.

Share This

User-Submitted Work