GWAIN NORTH, the Great Migration, sometimes known as the northern migration or the Black Migration which was the movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern US to the Urban Northeast, Midwest and West between 1916 and 1970.
The cotton in the painting has tiny boil weevils, responsible for the decimation of the cotton industry in the South and the pest was a driving force behind the "great migration" as well as the evils of Jim Crow laws.
This painting was commissioned by the Gullah Celebration of Hilton Head Island, a NIBCAA initiative, to be used as their themed fundraising poster for the 2019 Gullah Celebration Festival. The painting is also a tribute piece to Jacob Lawerence''s series by the same name.
Acrylic on Canvas 24 h x 36 w
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