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Created by the artist Jacob Lawrence in 1940–1941, The Migration Series is a 60-panel epic painting that tells the story of the great migration: the movement of more than six million people of African descent out of the southern United States, beginning in 1900. To promote the reunion of all 60 panels and their inclusion in the People on the Move: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series at Washington, DC–based museum The Phillips Collection, Saint Louis–based design agency TOKY created this site that explores the societal, cultural and political impact of the great migration. Visitors can experience the great migration first-hand through real letters from migrants to loved ones and an interactive map that demonstrates how populations shifted over time. Photographs and video content illuminate the culture of Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s, and a curated Spotify playlist features songs by celebrated Harlem renaissance musicians. The Phillips Collection also invites visitors to contribute to the series by creating a 61st panel, with submissions being taken from Facebook and Twitter posts with the hashtag #Panel61. 

lawrencemigration.phillipscollection.org

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