Augusta Fells Savage (b.1892- d.1962) was an African-American sculptor associated w/ the Harlem Renaissance. Also a teacher. Her Studio was important to careers of a rising generation of artists who'd become nationally known. She worked for equal rights for African Americans in the arts. http://www.biography.com/people/augusta-savage-40495
The Harlem renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement for African Americans in new york. Black people were able to move the city during the war, and once there a talented community came together to create the Harlem Renaissance.
This compelling sculpture, titled 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,' was designed by Harlem Renaissance artist Augusta Savage for the 1939 World's Fair. It stood 16 feet tall. A temporary installation, it was unfortunately destroyed after the close of the fair.
In 1938 Palmer Hayden during the Harlem Renaissance, he created "Midsummer Night in Harlem". Hayden portrays this painting as a growing community comparing the Africans Americans back in the Harlem Renaissance as a growing community.
Black History Month: Scenes From The Harlem Renaissance
Duke Ellington performed regularly here, and Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday both launched their careers at the venue’s amateur night. You can say that the Apollo Theater was the ‘Motown’ before Motown. Today, the theater stands as an artifact on the bustling 125th street.