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Jacob Lawrence Discuses Painting the African American Experience.

Painter Jacob Lawrence. For nearly five decades, Lawrence has been widely regarded as one of America's most important black artists. His work depicts the black American experience from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement. In 1986, a major traveling retrospective of his work was brought together by the Seattle Art Museum.

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Other segments from the episode on May 16, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 16, 1988: Interview with Jim Lehrer; Review of the Paul Smoker Trio's and Joint Venture's albums "Alone" and "Joint Venture"; Interview with Jacob Lawrence; Review of…

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