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After 1929, America’s cities entered a period of growth and transformation. Economic stratification played out daily on their streets. Women gradually began to enter the workplace. Between 1930 and 1970, roughly five million African Americans migrated to Northern cities from the rural South. Prints, drawings and photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection by such artists as Reginald Marsh, Gordon Parks, Roy DeCarava and Jacob Lawrence — all of whom portrayed the excitement and the alienation particular to urban life — offer a compelling portrait of this new urban scene.


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mit Reginald Marsh, Gordon Parks, Roy DeCarava, Jacob Lawrence ...