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1 A PowerPoint Riddle by Jackie Stafford
Who am I? A PowerPoint Riddle by Jackie Stafford

2 Who am I? I was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 7, 1917. Image Source

3 Who am I? My family was originally from South Carolina and Virginia. Like thousands of black migrants, they moved to the North hoping to find better jobs and a better life. Image Source

4 Who am I? In 1930, at age 13, I followed my mother to Harlem, NY. I was one of the first artists trained in and by the African American community in Harlem, studying at both the Harlem Art Workshop and the Harlem Community Art Center. Image Source

5 Who am I? The black community played a crucial role in my development as a young man and artist. The black intellectuals and artists who strongly influenced me included Aaron Douglas, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Alain Locke and Richard Wright. Image Source

6 Who am I? The Great Migration, the Depression, the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance greatly influenced me and my art. As a result, I became one of the storytellers or “visual griots” of my Harlem neighborhood. Image Source

7 Who am I? I was only in my twenties when my Migration Series made me famous. The series depicted the epic Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North. Image Source

8 Who am I? I am Jacob Lawrence, American artist. My work can be found in almost 200 museum collections. Image Source : Jacob Lawrence – Exploring Stories Image Source : Jacob Lawrence – Exploring Stories

9 Works Cited Whitney Museum of American Art. Jacob Lawrence – Exploring Stories February <http://www.whitney.org/jacoblawrence/ index.html>.


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