Explore the Influence of the American West on the Harlem Renaissance

9780700620869-1Jacob Lawrence, celebrated in a Museum of Modern Art exhibit as the artist of “The Migration Series“–which portrays the exodus of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North–is also the artist of the painting “Black Cowboys,” featured on the cover of Emily Lutenski’s “West of Harlem: African American Writers and the Borderlands,” which traces the influence of the American West on the Harlem Renaissance.