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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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