A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration #ArtTuesday
It’s a bit of history that I don’t hear come up very often but represents significant resiliancy. A new exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of art commisioned 12 artist to create work informed but the Great Migration.
The Great Migration (1915-1970) saw more than six million Black Americans leave the South for cities across the United States. An incredible movement of people, the Great Migration transformed nearly every aspect of Black life, in both rural towns and urban metropolises. The impact of the Great Migration was profound– spurring a flourishing Black culture and transformed social and cultural life throughout the United States.
A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration asks these artists to explore their families’ connections to the South. Through research, exploration, and conversations, the artists’ works explore themes of perseverance, self-determination, and self-reliance, along with the impacts this historical phenomenon continues to have today.
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