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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series - People On The Move - Rural South to Urban North

The complete Migration Series, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC

Jacob Lawrence speaks (video clip)

The importance of the train:

'He played a few chords then he sang some more -
   "I got the Weary Blues
     And I can't be satisfied.
     Got the Weary Blues
     And can't be satisfied...."'

Langston Hughes, from The Weary Blues, 1926

The Harlem Renaissance Poets

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