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The Migration Series, Panel no. 41: The South was desperate to keep its cheap labor. Northern labor agents were jailed or forced to operate in secrecy.

Jacob Lawrence ( between 1940 and 1941 )

On View

The white hands of a labor agent grab onto the bars of a jail cell window.
  • Location Goh Annex (1612) - Display, Gallery 202
  • Period Twentieth-Century
  • Materials Casein tempera on hardboard
  • Object Number 1172
  • Dimensions 18 x 12 in.; 45.72 x 30.48 cm.
  • Credit Line Acquired 1942; © 2022 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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