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JACOB LAWRENCE AND THE GREAT MIGRATION (5)

I have been running a series of posts about Jacob Lawrence and his depiction of the Great Migration. Lawrence was one of America’s most important twentieth century painters, and the Great Migration, the exodus of African Americans from the Southern states to the Northern cities from 1915 onwards, one of the pivotal events of American history.   684 more words

Culture & Books

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild

The Hobby Horse was the first African American book store in the United States, established in Harlem in 1930 during the Harlem Renaissance. This rich intellectual and cultural period in African American history occurred in the Harlem borough of New York City during The Great Migration. 137 more words

Contemporary Portraits

JACOB LAWRENCE AND THE GREAT MIGRATION (PART 3)

This year marks the centenary of the beginning of the Great Migration, the exodus of six million African Americans from the US South to the northern cities. 606 more words

Culture & Books

The protests over police brutality in the closing days of 2014, when people dropped to the marble floor of Grand Central Terminal and shut down the Brooklyn Bridge, blocked Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and chanted “I Can’t Breathe” from Boston to Oakland, summoned ghosts not only of the marches of the civil rights era but of the larger forces that led to the arrival of so many Africans in American(African-Americans) in the big cities of the North and West United States of America in the first place. 1,459 more words

Africa

Tanzania

Hi everyone:)

If you’re dreaming of travelling to Tanzania you should definitely keep reading.

Serengeti is perhaps the world’s best game viewing area and here you can really experience one of nature’s most spectacular shows. 155 more words

Safari