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In Green Coves Springs, Florda
Augusta Savage was born on February 29, 1892
As a child, Augusta enjoyed sculpting small animals out of clay.
Augusta studied at Cooper Union and applied to study abroad but was rejected because of her race.
Augusta started to make a name for herself as a portrait sculptor. She created portraits of leading African Americans such we W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Garvey. She was considered one of the leading artists during the Harlem Renaissance.
Augusta later became not only a sculptor but an activist and arts educator.
Augusta Savage died on March 26, 1962 in New York City.
Augusta was once inspired by lyrics in a poem "Lift every voice and sing" and she created her piece THE HARP
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