This panel explores the significance of Lawrence’s narrative invention in his reunited Struggle series within the context of his creative practice and in connection with the exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle.
- Joy Bivins, director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
- Elizabeth Hutton Turner, exhibition co-curator and professor, University of Virginia
- Steven Locke, artist and professor, Pratt Institute
IMAGE: Jacob Lawrence, Panel 21, Listen, Father! The Americans have not yet defeated us by land; neither are we sure they have done so by water—we therefore wish to remain here and fight our enemy…—Tecumseh to the British, Tippecanoe, 1811, Egg tempera on hardboard, 16 x 12 in., Collection of Harvey and Harvey-Ann Ross, from Struggle: From the History of the American People, 1954–56 © 2021 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York