"Lift Every Voice and Sing" sculpture was designed as a temporary installation in the 1939 World's Fair, by Harlem Renaissance artist and sculptress Augusta Savage. This piece stood 16 feet tall. Sadly, like many fair displays it was destroyed at the close of the event. Thankfully we have this photo, that the whole world can enjoy it now and forever.

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" sculpture was designed as a temporary installation in the 1939 World's Fair, by Harlem Renaissance artist and sculptress Augusta Savage. This piece stood 16 feet tall. Sadly, like many fair displays it was destroyed at the close of the event. Thankfully we have this photo, that the whole world can enjoy it now and forever.

Langston Hughes - prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance and one of my favorite poets. #blackhistorymonth

Langston Hughes - prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance and one of my favorite poets. #blackhistorymonth

Augusta Savage was a famous sculptor of the Harlem Renaissance. This sculpture is known as "Gamin". It is actually a bust inspired by her nephew. This piece earned her a big break in the art industry

Augusta Savage was a famous sculptor of the Harlem Renaissance. This sculpture is known as "Gamin". It is actually a bust inspired by her nephew. This piece earned her a big break in the art industry

"Born in 1892, sculptor Augusta Savage fought poverty, racism and sexism to become a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Her extraordinary talent opened many doors that led to her becoming one of the most influential black teachers of her time and a strong voice for civil rights."

"Born in 1892, sculptor Augusta Savage fought poverty, racism and sexism to become a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Her extraordinary talent opened many doors that led to her becoming one of the most influential black teachers of her time and a strong voice for civil rights."

Loïs Mailou Jones painting in her Paris studio in 1937 or 1938, with kitten supervising from her shoulder

Loïs Mailou Jones painting in her Paris studio in 1937 or 1938, with kitten supervising from her shoulder

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