Augusta Savage and the Harlem Renaissance
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The paper discusses how Augusta Savage, one of the artists of the Harlem Renaissance, helped lay the groundwork for feminism and racial equality. The paper looks at the sculptures of her early years and describes the obstacles Savage met because of her race, poverty, and correspondingly low social status. The paper then discusses her talent depicting African-Americans in sculptural busts and relates that Savage's later successes allowed her to become a leader in the Harlem community.
From the Paper:"The Harlem Renaissance represented the ideological start of the civil rights movement. A surge of productivity in intellectual, political, and artistic spheres, the Harlem Renaissance stimulated interest in African-American culture and in some ways helped to create that culture. The figures that emerged during the Harlem Renaissance contributed greatly to the canon of human thought on race relations. However, Harlem Renaissance artists were not necessarily preoccupied with race even though their creative media enabled political discourse."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Augusta Savage." Retrieved Mar 26, 2009 from http://northbysouth.kenyon.edu/1998/art/pages/savage.htm
- "Augusta Savage." Retrieved Mar 26, 2009 from http://blackhistorypages.net/pages/asavage.php
- Excerpt from Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 12, Augusta C. Savage, P. 186-190. Published by Gale Research in 1996. Retrieved Mar 26, 2009 from http://www.hometoharlem.com/HARLEM/hthcult.nsf/notables/ddb85e346432e08f8525674a0049966a
- PBS: African-American World. "Augusta Savage." Retrieved Mar 26, 2009 from http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/arts/savage.html
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Augusta Savage and the Harlem Renaissance (2011, January 23) Retrieved January 29, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/augusta-savage-and-the-harlem-renaissance-146923/
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