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1 Who am I? A PowerPoint Riddle by Jackie Stafford

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

3 Who am I? Image Source 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.

4 Who am I? Image Source 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.

5 Who am I? Image Source 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.

6 Who am I? Image Source 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.

7 Who am I? Image Source 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.

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

9 Works Cited Whitney Museum of American Art. Jacob Lawrence – Exploring Stories February .


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