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Jacob Lawrence: “Genesis” Series
September 2—October 6, 2020
Based on biblical texts and his own memory of the Sunday sermons of the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York, Jacob Lawrence’s “Genesis” series provides a richly personal interpretation.
1. “In the beginning, all was void.”
2. “And God brought forth the firmament and the waters.”
3. “And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth the grass, trees, fruits, and herbs.’”
4. “And God created the day and the night, and God created and put the stars in the sky.”
5. “And God created all the fowls of the air and the fishes of the sea.”
6. “And God created all the beasts of the earth.”
7. “And God created man and woman.”
8. “And creation was done—and all was well.”