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The Harlem Renaissance Museum- Augusta Savage

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FC: The Harlem Renaissance | Exhibit by Yazmine Dearing | Augusta Savage's view

1: What was the Harlem Renaissance? | The Harlem Renaissance was a time of creativity and culture in Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s. Many people, especially African Americans, moved to Harlem to escape racism, have adventure, and live a new life. It is sometimes described as a "spiritual coming of age" and was time in which African Americans started expanding their skills into music, art and literature. Augusta Savage was just one of those many people

2: Born Augusta Christine Fell in Green Cove Springs, Florida, on February 9, 1892, Augusta savage became a very successful African American teacher, sculptress, and artist. Her father, Edward Fells was a laborer and Methodist Minister, and her mother was Cornelia Murphy. As one child of many siblings, Augusta strived to be her best and be accomplished in art. Augusta had her first daughter at age sixteen, and she kept the last name | of the second of her three husbands, who was a carpenter name James Savage. Her daughter was named Irene Connie Moore. Savage moved to New York in 1921 and studied art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Augusta later did multiple bust for civil rights leaders such as W.E.B Dubious and Marcus Garvey

3: The Diving Boy 1939 Right was originally in front of a reflecting pool in a garden. The cast-iron sculpture depicted a young boy about to dive, but is nervous | Gamin 1930 Left Was inspired by Savage's nephew, Ellis Ford, and resembles a young boy in the urban ghetto. | The Harp 1939 Above The piece depicted 12 people arranged in order of height, held by the hand of God. The kneeling man held the foot pedal

4: The Harlem Renaissance was mainly beneficial to African Americans. It also influenced America to be more artistic, and it brought more culture and jazz. People still listen to the artists of that time's music. Also, Harlem is still a place in New York with a mainly African American population. | The reason that African Americans greatly benefited from the Harlem Renaissance, was because it was a time to escape racism in the South and enjoy life.

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  • This exhibit informs people on the basics of the Harlem Renaissance, and the life of Augusta Savage.
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