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A selection of websites related to Jacob Lawrence’s art and life.

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Website with information about the traveling exhibition of Lawrence’s work and The Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonné Project.

The Jacob Lawrence Virtual Archive and Education Center contains education resources, biographical information, over 900 archived images and related links.

Short biography, links to other resources and images.

An exhibition of Lawrence’s work at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum reviews selected Lawrence works from a recent exhibition.

PBS publishes an interview with Jacob Lawrence from 1995.

Website for the Studio Museum in Harlem.

John Pribek’s article on Jacob Lawrence at the Fredrick R. Weisman Arts Museum.

About.com provides a bio about Jacob Lawrence as well as related links.
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Article by the NEH about the exhibition’s catalog.

Bio of Jacob Lawrence with links to images.

The Reynolda House, Museum of American Art discusses Jacob Lawrence’s Builders #2 (1968), and provides links to other works in the series, as well as works in the Migration series.

Announcement of Jacob Lawrence’s death in June 2000.

In-depth review of Jacob Lawrence and his work in the exhibition, "Jacob Lawrence: Painting Life," at the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington.

General background information about Black Mountain College in Asheville where Jacob Lawrence taught in the summer of 1946.

Essay on Jacob Lawrence’s series The Builders.

The Speed Art Museum provides information and links about Jacob Lawrence’s Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass series.

The Essay "Jacob Lawrence: Telling the Black Story in Many Colors" includes quotes by and about Jacob Lawrence.

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Escape along the Underground Railroad in this site designed by National Geographic.

About.com lists many sites dealing with African American history by theme, from Slavery to Civil Rights.

A biographical account of Harriet Tubman’s life and her role in the Underground Railroad.

Information about the Underground Railroad and slavery in America. Quotes by John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman. Study Guide.

A general biography of Frederick Douglass’ life.

The collection of the Frederick Douglass Papers at Indiana University.

A compilation of American Slave Narratives, compiled by the Works Progress Administration.

The Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center is a non profit organization devoted to the preservation of the legacy of the school.

The history of African-American visual artists, mainly working in the first half of the twentieth century.

The Legacy Project articulates a global exchange on the enduring consequences of the many historical tragedies of the 20th century.

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Addresses many aspects of the Great Migration, with links, articles, and images.

Seven letters of African Americans who strongly desired to migrate to the North.They are taken from the Northern newspaper, the Chicago Defender.

The Great Migration.

Discover immigrant life in America while playing the role of an historian detective.

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The March 1925 edition of the monthly magazine, the Survey Graphic. This edition, designed by Alain Locke, is devoted to the Harlem Renaissance.

A compilation of articles about the Harlem Renaissance and related subjects.

An account about the different artistic aspects of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Several topics are covered such as "Segregation and Violence," "Solving the Race Problem." Some audio testimonies.

The Black Experience in America, written by Norman Coombs. African origins to the civil rights movement.

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This web site is devoted to the history of African American labor.

A historical account on African American life during the Great Depression.

This essay, written by Nehru Tennassee, deals with the issue of segregation that affected African Americans as workers.

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault interviews Ruby Bridges Hall, who in 1960, became the first African American to enter a white elementary school in New Orleans.

An account of school integration from 1955 to 1975.

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Student Kristin Myer shares her thoughts on why Jacob Lawrence is her hero.

Donegal Middle School students created a page on African American contributors, including Jacob Lawrence, artists, musicians, etc.

The third grade class at Engleman Elementary School created a page about the Harlem Renaissance and Jacob Lawrence.

Compilation of African American history, with timelines, quizzes, and numerous links. Created by the Luis Muñoz Marin Middle School.

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