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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.

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This painting shows how African Americans became freed from being enslaved - so they thought. To get a better life for themselves or their families, many moved to the North not knowing what was to come. On the outside, blacks were more free than they had been in the South. As more blacks moved to the North, life improved for many blacks. However, as time went on a new form of slavery was made in the form of prison. Whites still did not like the fact that blacks were becoming equal and to make sure they were seen as “less than”, many blacks were and continue to be targeted as prisoners. Why? Because when a person is a prisoner then have no rights. Therefore they can be under the control of whites like they were as slaves.

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