Art in the Harlem Renaissance: Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series | BRIdge from the Past
Mary explores "The Migration Series" by Jacob Lawrence, a vivid depiction of everyday life for African Americans during their migration north amidst World War I. She analyzes select images to understand the social and economic factors behind this movement and what happened when they arrived in the north. What signs of hope and perseverance are conveyed in these images?
The Great Migration
By the end of this section, you will explain the causes and effects of international and internal migration patterns over time.
The Blues and the Great Migration
Use this Lesson with the Langston Hughes, "I, Too" and "The Weary Blues," 1920 and 1925 Primary Source and the Andy Razaf (lyrics), Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks (score), "Ain't Misbehavin'," Jazz and the Radio, 1929 Primary Source to show students how migration influence art and literature through the Harlem Renaissance movement. In this lesson, developed by and included with the permission of Teach Rock , students will analyze various accounts of the Great Migration to address the following question: How did the Great Migration spread southern culture and help give the blues a central place in American popular music?
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History Video Playlist
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History is a new YouTube series for students that explores an important historic image every episode to gain insights into the culture, politics, and society of a particular time in U.S. history. Host Mary Patterson will explain how each primary source is its own “window to the past,” revealing new areas for contemplation and discussion.