By Jeremy Engle via https://www.nytimes.com/
In this lesson, students will learn about the life and legacy of Augusta Savage, an often overlooked sculptor from the Harlem Renaissance. Then, they will create a visual artwork to celebrate the lives and achievements of people in their own communities.
“The Black Woman Artist Who Crafted a Life She Was Told She Couldn’t Have” by Concepción de León
The Harlem Renaissance was one of the richest periods of artistic, political and cultural expression. At the dawn of this vibrant era, “Augusta Savage fought racism to earn acclaim as a sculptor, showing her work alongside de Kooning and Dalí. But the path she forged is also her legacy,” Concepción de León writes in the latest entry of “Black History Continued,” a New York Times series exploring pivotal moments and transformative figures in Black history.
In this lesson, you will learn about the life and legacy of Savage, her contributions to the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. In a Going Further activity, we invite you to explore this rich and fertile…