"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.

Romare Bearden Collages - Grade 5. Students learned about the Harlem Renaissance of the early 1900's and viewed the work of three of it's most important artists. Taking a cue from Romare Bearden's love of music, which is a recurring theme in his art, they created these collages with cut papers and oil pastels.

Romare Bearden Collages - Grade 5. Students learned about the Harlem Renaissance of the early 1900's and viewed the work of three of it's most important artists. Taking a cue from Romare Bearden's love of music, which is a recurring theme in his art, they created these collages with cut papers and oil pastels.

Harlem, New York became the capitol of cultural activity for African-Americans. This period in American history was extremely uplifting to African-Americans as a people. Personalities and individuals connected their expressions in writings, music, and visual artworks as they related to the political, social, and economic conditions of being black in America.

Harlem, New York became the capitol of cultural activity for African-Americans. This period in American history was extremely uplifting to African-Americans as a people. Personalities and individuals connected their expressions in writings, music, and visual artworks as they related to the political, social, and economic conditions of being black in America.

"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."

Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998), influential artist of the Harlem Renaissance

Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998), influential artist of the Harlem Renaissance

Sharecropper by Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915 – April 2, 2012)

Bill Bojangles Robinson (Artists of the Harlem Renaissance)

Bill Bojangles Robinson (Artists of the Harlem Renaissance)

It's About Time: From New Orleans to the Harlem Renaissance - Archibald John Motley, Jr 1891-1981

It's About Time: From New Orleans to the Harlem Renaissance - Archibald John Motley, Jr 1891-1981

POKER FACE | 1930 Nous Quatre a Paris (We Four in Paris) by Palmer Haydenc. 1930. Follow Us On Twitter | Facebook | Flickr | Pinterest

POKER FACE | 1930 Nous Quatre a Paris (We Four in Paris) by Palmer Haydenc. 1930. Follow Us On Twitter | Facebook | Flickr | Pinterest

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

What Women Were Part of the Harlem Renaissance?: Zora Neale Hurston, photo portrait by Carl Van Vechten

Which Women Were Part of the Harlem Renaissance?

What Women Were Part of the Harlem Renaissance?: Zora Neale Hurston, photo portrait by Carl Van Vechten

Teaching the Harlem Renaissance - lesson ideas

Activities for Middle School Students on the Harlem Renaissance

Archibald J. Motley, Blues, 1929, oil on canvas. (Harlem Renaissance)

Archibald J. Motley, Blues, 1929, oil on canvas. (Harlem Renaissance)

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