Deconstructing Lawrence’s Struggle Series: Panel 5

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Tue, 26 May 2015

Deconstructing Lawrence’s Struggle Series: Panel 5

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The struggle here is related to a slave revolt. The gold-colored mountain or wall in the center is representative of the impenetrable American government that refused to listen to the slaves' petitions for a better, free life. Lawrence composed this panel to emphasize hardship, but still an unwavering courage to continue fighting.